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Rohit Sharma and wife Ritika were in Munich to watch Bayern maul Arsenal

India Today logo India Today 17-02-2017 Natasha Singh

Not selected for the first two Tests against Australia? Not a problem. Rohit Sharma knows exactly how to use his free time as he and his wife Ritika enjoyed the thrilling Bayern Munich-Arsenal Champions League clash at the Allainz Arena stadium in Munich on Wednesday. Also seen in the pictures was India opener Lokesh Rahul.

What a game to watch live!! The atmosphere was incredible! And thanks for the photobomb @rahulkl

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Bayern thrashed Arsenal 5-1 in their Champions League round of 16 first leg on Wednesday, scoring three goals in just 10 minutes in the second half.

Rohit has been away from cricket since October due to a thigh injury. He was not been selected for the first two Tests of the four-match series against Australia beginning February 23 in Pune.

#BayernMunichVsArsenal #ChampionsLeague

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Rohit was not a part of India's Test, ODI and T20 triumphs against England, having undergone a thigh surgery in London after suffering an injury in the final ODI against New Zealand last year. He was also not included in the team for the lone Test against Bangladesh which India won by 208 runs. in Hyderabad 

The 29-year-old was in superb form during the three-Test series against New Zealand that preceded the ODIs, amassing 238 runs at an average of 79.3.

Third times the charm for @alexis_officia1 #BayernMunichVsArsenal #ChampionsLeague #ShotFromMyiPhone7

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Rohit, a football and Real Madrid fan, however enjoyed the 'incredible atmosphere' at the football game and thanked Rahul for photobombing a picture of him with his wife. 

Rahul, who has been selected in the squad, will be back for the first Australia Test that is scheduled to begin in Pune on February 23.

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