The buzz around Rohit Sharma’s latest injury is both, confusing as well as discomforting for the player. On one hand, the opener was seen playing for Mumbai Indians in the Dream11 IPL 2020, whereas, on the other he Sharma was dropped from India’s squad for the upcoming Australian tour.
Rohit Sharma constantly insisted that the injury was not that serious and he would be ready to face Australia. Rohit Sharma was left out of India’s international squad because of hamstring injury. However, the 33-year-old managed to feature in the Dream11 IPL 2020 final scoring captain knock of 68 off 50 balls against Delhi Capitals, playing through that hamstring pain.
Rohit Sharma Prepares To Come Back For 3 Tests in Australia
Rohit Sharma now has almost four weeks in his hand to get fit for the Australian Tests. Rohit Sharma has been asked to replace Virat Kohli, who will leave the Indian squad after the 1st Test. The MI skipper’s records in Test overseas is not as good as compared to his ODIs and T20 records. He has only managed to score 816 runs overseas at average of 26.32 and is yet to register a maiden ton.
The Indian Batsmen will be aiming to improve his overseas record in the awaiting series. Virat Kohli’s gamble paid off last year after sending Rohit Sharma to open where he dominantly owned the spot and played comfortably. Ajinkya Rahane, who will seemingly lead team India in the absence of Virat Kohli, will have to make the best use of Rohit Sharma. His weakness against the in-swinger will suitably be targeted by Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood. Rohit Sharma would want to silence the critics this time around.
Vice-Captain Discussed About His Hamstring Injury
The squash-buckling Indian opener is currently undergoing strength and conditioning therapy at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru before heading to Australia.
“I don’t know what was going on, to be honest, and what all were people talking about. But let me put this on record, I was constantly communicating with the BCCI and Mumbai Indians”
“Of course, there is still some work that needs to be done on my hamstring. That’s why I didn’t go to Australia for the white-ball leg as there are back-to-back games. Around 6 games in 11 days,” he added
“So I thought if I get to work on my body for 25 days, I can probably go and play the Test matches. So it was an easy decision for me and I don’t know why it became so complicated for others,” he discussed.