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Soon to be father, Rohit to miss 4th and final Test against Australia?

Indian batsman Rohit Sharma is reportedly set to miss the fourth and final Test match against Australia due to personal reasons. The explosive batsman has reportedly flown down to India, to be with his wife. Rohit and his wife are expecting their first child.

 “It would’ve been great to have him (Rohit) around. Tactically, he brings so much to the side and then his batting provides the right kind of balance to the side. But what awaits him is far bigger and more important,” a source was quoted saying to The Times of India.

Rohit who played a crucial role in India’s 3rd Test victory with his unbeaten 63 in the first innings returned to the playing XI after being sidelined form the 2nd Test due to an injury. The Mumbai man was a part of the 1st Test but could only contribute 37 and 1 in the two innings.

Rohit who is a regular in India’s limited overs XI made a comeback to the Test squad for the Australia series. India’s vice captian in the limited overs format, Rohit was dropped after a poor tour in South Africa where he mustered just 78 runs in his four innings. Since then Rohit was left out for the Afghanisthan Test, England tour and the West Indies home series.

India are currently leading the 4 match Test series 2-1 with the final Test match to be played in Sydney on January 3rd. The victory in Melbourne has ensured that India have retained the Border-Gavaskar Trophy as they cannot lose the series from here on.

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