If reports are to be believed, team management has decided to drop Shikhar Dhawan from the second Test, replacing him with KL Rahul but Rohit Sharma might get another chance, meaning no place for vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane.
The left hand opener was clueless against the short pitch bowling, getting dismissed early in both innings. He has a massive drawback of giving up when faced with adverse situation, highlighting that he is not at ease on tracks suitable for fast bowlers.
KL Rahul, the centurion in Australia and West Indies, two places outside the sub-continent, is in line to replace struggling Dhawan. All those who are hoping to see Ajinkya Rahane will have to wait as Rohit Sharma might get another chance to prove himself in this format of the game.
Like other batsmen, he too had no answer to serious pace, losing his wicket cheaply. There was massive backlash after India was thrashed by South Africa, with calls to bring back Ajinkya Rahane doing the round.