The Indian team has finally received an encouraging piece of news ahead of the four-match Test series in Australia on Rohit Sharma. Rohit Sharma could most likely pass the fitness test and be on his way to the land down under for the final two Tests. The sources of India Today have revealed that the 33-year old is recovering well from his hamstring injury.
The BCCI has copped plenty of criticism in the recent past for lack of clarity on Rohit Sharma’s fitness while India’s limited-overs vice-captain has also received the same. The selectors included the opener for the Test series and rested him for the white-ball fixtures due to the hamstring injury sustained during IPL 2020. However, the Mumbai Indians’ captain decided to play in the final stages of the tournament, won by the franchise.
Virat Kohli’s decision to skip the last three Tests enabled the BCCI to add Rohit Sharma in the squad; however, he did not fly with the team. The Indian board revealed that the Nagpur-born cricketer had to head back home due to his father’s illness. He went to Bangalore a few days later to be at the NCA, recovering form the injury.
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India Today reported that Rohit’s hamstring feels much better and could be on board to Australia on the 12th of December if he clears the assessment at the NCA on the 11th. He is likely to undergo a 14-day quarantine after landing down under and after a week’s training, Rohit should be ready for the third Test in Sydney from the 3rd of January.
Rohit Sharma would undoubtedly be a worthy addition to India’s line-up, given that the visitors would be without Kohli after the first Test in Adelaide. The 32-year old will fly home to be with his wife for their impending birth of their first child. The 33-year old has 2141 runs from 32 Tests at 46.54 with six centuries and ten half-centuries.