Mayank Agarwal rewarded for hard work, his absence from Karnataka is opportunity for others: Karun Nair
Karnataka will miss the services of Mayank as he is set to leave for New Zealand with the A team on January 10 and BCCI has requested to exempt him from the upcoming Ranji game.
Agarwal has been picked in the team for the ODI series against West Indies as a replacement for the injured Shikhar Dhawan.
Dhawan had suffered a deep cut on his left knee during a Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy game against Maharashtra in Surat and was subsequently ruled out of the ongoing T20 series.
The team management's rationale is that they don't see Dhawan as a long-term investment going into 2023 ODI World Cup when he would be 37 years old.
Jasprit Bumrah and Hardik Pandya are expected to play a few games to test their fitness before they are back in the national fold.
Kohli (928 rating points), who hit 136 against Bangladesh in the second Test in Kolkata, reduced the gap from 25 to three points with Australian Smith (931) to retain the second spot.
Shami's bowling figures of 3 for 27 and 4 for 31 lifted him eight places to seventh position.
Rohit has been continuously playing for a while now and the only break he got was the two Test matches in the West Indies.
Man of the Match Mayank Agarwal said it was a dream come true for him to play for India and produce this kind of performance.
Paceman Mohammed Shami claimed four wickets as Bangladesh were bowled out for 213 in the final session of play.
Mayank Agarwal headlined India's domination with a classy double hundred, his second, to help the team post a mammoth 493/6 against a hapless Bangladesh side.
Since arriving in Indore, the Indians have practised with the pink ball whenever possible, as they remain alien to the concept of playing day-night Tests.
Mayank continues narrative of Indian batsmen going on to notch up massive centuries after getting past three-figure mark.
Seeing the opener celebrating his 150, the captain gestured Mayank to keep swinging and score a double hundred next and the latter was quick to respond.
Speaking at the end of the day's play, Agarwal said that not thinking too much about failure and things which aren't in his control has helped him rise to the challenges he has faced in his career.