Rohit Sharma during net practice of Mumbai Indian's during IPL 2016 © Getty Images
Rohit Sharma during net practice of Mumbai Indian’s during IPL 2016 © Getty Images

New Delhi: India’s batsman Rohit Sharma on Wednesday wished the Indian cricket team, which left for Zimbabwe for a limited overs tour, starting with the first One-Day International (ODI) on June 11. Rohit, who has been rested from the side keeping in mind the gruelling four-match Test series in the West Indies next month, took to Twitter to wish the team. “Best wishes to team India for their tour to Zimbabwe @BCCI,” Rohit tweeted. Limited overs skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the lone senior member in an otherwise rookie side, which misses big names like Test captain Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan, Suresh Raina and Rohit. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: India vs Zimbabwe, 1st ODI, Harare Sports Club

 

The men-in-blue will take on the hosts in three ODIs and as many T20 Internationals at the Harare Sports Club. Rohit has been recently selected for Test series against West Indies which is set to begin from June end. He has been criticised for his drawbacks in Test cricket after his double century stint earlier. Despite these setbacks, he wants India to go ahead in Test cricket. and earn the No.1 ranking. Rohit has always been a team man and he does not mind batting anywhere in the batting line-up as long as it benefits the team. The series is then followed by a home series against New Zealand and then India will tour England in November-December later this year.

Team India play a total of 13 Tests in the next six months. Under Kohli’s leadership, India have already notched up wins against Sri Lanka and South Africa. A series wins against West Indies will make it three wins in a row for Kohli-led India.