Mumbai, Dec 31: The Indian cricket team will miss the services of Rohit Sharma who will miss the fourth and the final Test against Australia at Sydney as he left for Mumbai, on Monday, to be with his wife Ritika Sajdeh and newborn baby girl.

"India batsman Rohit Sharma left for Mumbai on the 30th of December to attend to his wife who has delivered a baby girl. The BCCI congratulates Rohit on the beginning of a new chapter in his life", the BCCI said in a statement.

The couple tied the knot on 13 December 2015.

Rohit, who scored a well made half-century in the third Test as India beat Australia by 137 runs to take 2-1 lead, will not be available for the series-deciding fourth Test in Sydney as he has already taken the flight back to Mumbai to welcome his first child.

He will join the ODI squad on the 8th of January 2019, when the team begins their preparation for the ODI series starting 12th January.

The BCCI, however, has not named any replacement for Rohit for the final Test beginning on January 3. India lead the four-match Test series 2-1 after winning the Melbourne Test by 137 runs.

 

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