In a bid to get fit at the earliest ahead of the playoffs of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL), Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma is reportedly training ‘non-stop’. The right-handed batsman is currently sidelined with a hamstring injury that he had suffered against Kings XI Punjab on October 18.
He has already missed three games for the defending champions. Earlier this week, he was not named in any of the three squads for India’s tour of Australia. And while there is little clarity over his injury, the India opener is training hard to get fit for the business end of the ongoing tournament.
According to ANI, Rohit Sharma has participated in almost every training session of the Mumbai Indians so far. The 32-year old is leaving no stone unturned to make a return in the Mumbai squad ahead of the all-important playoffs.
“He has been training regularly. The day after the KXIP game was a rest day so there was anyway no training. But whenever the MI unit has trained, he has been there and while he slowly started with working on his leg, he has been hitting the nets now. In fact, before the last game, he also took throw-downs at the ground. He is clearly making an honest effort to regain full match fitness,” a team source told the news outlet.
With seven wins from 11 games, the Mumbai-based outfit is currently at the top of the points table. The reigning IPL champions are just one win away from securing their berth in the IPL 2020 playoffs. Mumbai are eyeing a record-extending fifth IPL title.