Indian skipper Rohit Sharma had to miss the opening Test of the two-game series against Bangladesh in Chattogram because of a thumb injury he acquired during the ODI series. Recent sources state that Rohit would likely return to Bangladesh for the second Test, which will start on December 22 at Mirpur. However, with incredible centuries from Shubman Gill and Cheteshwar Pujara, his return is certain to create a significant selection conundrum. Ajay Jadeja, a former cricketer for India, gave a startling answer when asked who would sit out if Rohit returned.

Gill was not in the running for a spot in the starting lineup until Rohit’s injury caused him to miss the first game of the series. In India’s clinching 188-run win against Bangladesh on Sunday in Chattogram, Gill took advantage of the chance by scoring his maiden Test century.

Thanks to Pujara, who also participated in the Test match, and Gill, India was able to reach its ambitious 513-run objective. It was Pujara’s fastest-ever triple-figure innings as he completed his first Test century in only 52 innings.

If Rohit returned, Gill would sadly have to make way for the India captain. In addition, if Pujara hadn’t scored so many goals, India could have gone with Gill instead of the seasoned veteran. Jadeja recommended Rohit remain at NCA while he recovers from his injury since India could have a problem with the selection process.

Baithne keliye tabhi toh bol raha hu’s bolo ghar me Rohit (That is why I suggest Rohit should stay at home). A player cannot truly return to the team the next day even after recovering from a hand fracture, which prohibits them from wielding the bat for around 10 days. There is another one to fifteen days. Even the extent of the damage is still a mystery. I advise it because of this. This is the greatest temporary answer for it, and we’re searching for one,” he remarked in his chat with Sony Sports.

The second Test match, which will be the last game of the trip, will start on December 22.