Rohit Sharma was absent for India’s decisive 188-run victory against Bangladesh in the first Test of the two-match series at Chattogram, giving India an unbeatable 1-0 lead. KL Rohit, who was forced to leave the game due to a thumb injury, was replaced as the team’s captain by Rahul. After the crucial win, Rahul gave a full update on Rohit’s readiness for the second Test at Mirpur.

Due to a thumb injury, he got in the second ODI against Bangladesh earlier this month, Rohit was forced to miss the third ODI and subsequently the first Test. Abhimanyu Easwaran took his spot in the starting lineup, while Shubman Gill was allowed to go first instead of Rahul.

After the triumph in Chattogram on Sunday, Rahul said that Rohit’s availability will be evaluated during the next two days.

About Rohit, we may be able to determine (his position) in the next day or two, albeit even I am not aware of it, Rahul said during the post-game press conference.

The Test match in Mirpur, which begins on December 22, will be the last contest of the tour.

Rahul also spoke on India’s first Test performance, which helped the group rise to second place in the rankings and put them back in the race for a spot in the World Test Title championship game.

“Everything stood out. We did a good job batting and bowling. In fielding as well, we took the majority of the catches that came our way. In that way, you triumph in Test matches. According to him, just one or two players are incapable of winning games in whatever manner.

“Kuldeep (Yadav) and (Mohammed) Siraj bowled particularly well, but others supported them well” in Bangladesh’s first innings. In the second innings, Axar (Patel) bowled quite effectively, but Kuldeep and Ash (R Ashwin) kept the pressure on. “Everyone played well, which was what we expected to accomplish as a team. Umesh (Yadav) and Siraj bowled numerous fantastic spells, kept it tight, and often out-batted the bat. But they were unlucky. The ones who performed well-received support from others. People that assist others are also very important.