New Delhi, December 14: Batter Priyank Panchal, who replaced injured Indian opener Rohit Sharma for the South Africa Test, said he was honoured to be donning the jersey of Team India.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Monday confirmed that Rohit has been ruled out of the three-match Test series against South Africa due to a hamstring issue. Also Read | Babar Azam Refuses to Share Deets About His Conversation With Virat Kohli, Says 'Why Would I Reveal It in Front of Everyone' (Watch Video).

Priyank Panchal was then named as a replacement of Rohit in the Test squad for the South Africa tour. "Thank you everyone for all your good wishes. Honoured to be donning the team India jersey. Thank you for showing faith in me @BCCI. Looking forward to the series!" tweeted Priyank Panchal. Also Read | Mumbai vs Puducherry, Vijay Hazare Trophy 2021-22 Live Streaming Online: How To Watch Live Telecast of 50-Over Tournament in IST?.

Rohit, who was recently appointed as the vice-captain of the squad, sustained a left hamstring injury during his training session in Mumbai on Sunday.

India's squad for South Africa Tests: Virat Kohli (Captain), Priyank Panchal, KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer, Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (wk), Wriddhiman Saha (wk), R Ashwin, Jayant Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Mohd. Shami, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Siraj.

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