If rumors are accurate, India captain Rohit Sharma might play in the second and final Test of the series against Bangladesh in Mirpur the following week after missing the series opener due to a thumb injury. However, this might present the team management with a significant selection problem when Shubman Gill, who replaced Rohit and helped India win the first Test by 188 runs in Chattogram, produced his first century. Sanjay Manjrekar, a former cricketer for India, offered a harsh judgment on the predicament while referring to an Ajinkya Rahane incident.

Due to a thumb injury, he sustained during the ODI series that came before the Test match, Rohit was unable to participate in the first Test. He was sent to the NCA in Bengaluru for treatment. In his place, Gill took advantage of the improbable chance to hit his first century as India set Bangladesh a mammoth goal of 513 runs.

According to reports, Rohit will make his Test squad come back for the match against Mirpur, which starts on December 22. An extensive selection argument would result from this, particularly in light of Gill’s tonne.

In contrast, Manjrekar said in an interview with Sony Sports that Gill would be the one to miss the game and he instead pointed to a similar incident that had occurred to Rahane, India’s previous vice-captain in Test matches.

“This man looks fantastic and has a hundred. Consider the scenario when Rohit Sharma is healthy, KL Rahul and Rohit are your preferred openers, and Rohit Sharma is required to bat again. Your captain, he is. Although KL Rahul is not scoring as many runs as he would like, he will not be overlooked, Manjrekar added.

Shubman Gill could have to miss the game. I believe that occurred to Ajinkya Rahane once. Before Indian cricket, it had already occurred, he said.

Manjrekar, though, denied that India will alter its bowling lineup for the series’ last match.

“I believe they may have used an additional batter offshore. However, five bowlers will be used here. With Axar and Ashwin, there is considerable batting capacity. Get ready to witness a centurion being dropped if Rohit Sharma is well, he advised.