Team India opener Rohit Sharma suffered from a hamstring during the recently concluded 13th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Although the Mumbai skipper did play the last few games of the T20 league, he was left out of the Indian squad touring Australia. Later on, BCCI did include him in the team but only for the four-match Test series. In his recent interview, skipper Virat Kohli gave updates on Rohit Sharma’s injury.
Speaking of the same, Kohli confessed that “confusion and lack of clarity” have led the management to play a “waiting game” on his availability. Addressing all the questions in online interaction, Virat Kohli gave updates on Rohit Sharma’s injury and his availability.
The 32-year old said, “Before the selection meeting, we got a mail that he is unavailable, that he has picked up an injury during the IPL. It said that the pros and cons of the injury were explained to him and he understood and he was unavailable.”
As of now, Rohit Sharma is nursing his hamstring injury at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru. He will be there for more three weeks before flying down to Australia for the Test series. After his arrival down under, he will be quarantine himself for 14 days without training. Pertaining to the same, Sharma will be left out of the Test series starting December 17.
Furthermore, Kohli said that after the selection meeting, Rohit played in the IPL. Owing to which they all thought that he will be available on the flight to Australia. However, he didn’t travel alongside the other teammates.
Explaining himself the team India skipper said, “There has been no information, there has been lack of clarity.”
Spilling more beans, Kohli said that Rohit’s next assessment at the NCA will happen on December 11. Till then it is a waiting game for the team there in Australia.
Well, Rohit Sharma’s presence in the team will be very useful. As Kohli is not available for the reaming three Test matches, Sharma will be crucial. The Indian skipper has opted for paternity leave to welcome his first child.