Indian Test cricketer KS Bharat has gifted renowned South Indian actor Chiranjeevi his red-ball national team's jersey. In a picture that has gone viral on social media, Bharat could be seen posing with Chiranjeevi with the jersey as the Indian team travelled to Vishakhapatnam ahead of the 2nd Test against England.
Bharat made his Test debut against Australia in Nagpur in 2023 and has done a promising job with the gloves. However, he is yet to notch a big score with the bat. The 1st Test against England saw Bharat affect 4 dismissals and score 69 runs across two innings, but couldn't take India over the line as the tourists eked out a 28-run win.
Team India suffer significant injury concerns ahead of the 2nd Test against England:
With a short turnaround time between the 1st and 2nd Test, India have two major injury concerns as KL Rahul and Ravindra Jadeja will miss the match in Vishakhapatnam. As a result, Sarfaraz Khan, Washington Sundar, and Saurabh Kumar have been added to the squad.
Virat Kohli stays sidelined at least until the 3rd Test, but it remains to be seen who bats at No.4 in Vishakhapatnam in Rahul's absence. Team India haven't lost 2 Tests in a home series since 2012.
Squad for 2nd Test: Rohit Sharma (C), Shubman Gill, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shreyas Iyer, KS Bharat (WK), Dhruv Jurel (WK), Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohd. Siraj, Mukesh Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah (VC), Avesh Khan, Rajat Patidar, Sarfaraz Khan, Washington Sundar, Sourabh Kumar.