Indian opening batsman Rohit Sharma’s injury saga has been hugely frustrating not only for the national team but also for the fans. Rohit Sharma, who suffered an injury during IPL 2020, risked himself by playing at the back end of the tournament. Hence, he had to spend extra time to recover himself. But reports have revealed that the veteran will travel down under for the Test series.
Indian captain Virat Kohli expressed his dissatisfaction with the BCCI for not providing any clarity on Rohit Sharma’s fitness. The BCCI and Rohit Sharma have copped plenty of criticisms in the recent weeks for poor handling of the situation as the debate of franchise vs international cricket have sprung up. Almost every two days, some new developments have come up in Rohit’s injury situation.
A BCCI official confirmed that some essential delegates were part of a conference call and things stand clarified. With that, Rohit Sharma’s travel plans to Australia are being made. The official revealed that not only the batsman’s father had COVID-19 but is also a heart patient; hence, these are personal issues.
“Everyone was part of a conference call and things have been clarified. Rohit will go to Australia and his travel plans are being made. His father had Covid and he is also a heart patient. Not everyone was aware of the problem. These are personal issues,” BCCI Office-bearer told Mumbai Mirror.
Rohit Sharma’s next assessment will be conducted on December 11th: BCCI
BCCI, who confirmed that Ishant Sharma has been ruled out of the Test series, revealed that Rohit Sharma would be assessed on December 11th to have clarity over his participation in the Test series. With his father being unwell, Rohit had to travel to Mumbai and having recovered well; it has allowed him to go to Bangalore and undergo rehab.
“He is presently undergoing rehabilitation at the NCA. Mr Rohit Sharma’s next assessment will be conducted on December 11th following which the BCCI will have clarity on his participation in the upcoming Border-Gavaskar Trophy in Australia. Mr Rohit Sharma had to come back to Mumbai after the IPL to attend his ailing father. His father is now recuperating well and that has allowed him to travel to the NCA and start his rehabilitation,” BCCI released a statement.