New Delhi: Star batsman Rohit Sharma's selection for the New Zealand series was the biggest talking point after India's 15-man squad was announced last week.
Considering the stylish right-hander's below par performances in whites, several felt he didn't deserve to be among those selected.
With the experienced Gautam Gambhir in fine form, a section of fans strongly criticised Sharma's retention in the squad.
Even former skipper Sourav Ganguly told a TV channel that Cheteshwar Pujara was a much better Test batsman than Rohit. Dada went on to add that selectors will not spot any new quality of the Mumbai batsman considering it was a home series.
While the 29-year-old did not speak to the media, he did have reply for his detractors.
Taking to social micro-blogging site Twitter a day after the squad was announced, Sharma broke his silence with this classic one-liner.
The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do
— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) September 14, 2016
Like Rohit, there is added pressure on Shikhar Dhawan as well to perform.
While Rohit is likley to find a place in the playing eleven, the Delhi left-hander could miss out as Virat Kohli is expected to opt in favour of Murali Vijay and KL Rahul to open in the Kanpur Test.