Indian limited-overs vice-captain Rohit Sharma’s injury has been a subject of debates since a month now. The BCCI had failed to give a clear picture of the extent of damage Rohit Sharma suffered; however, presently, he is getting himself on track to be part of the four-match Test series in Australia. As per a source of BCCI, the 33-year old is not only concentrating on healing himself but also working on having a leaner body.
The BCCI ruled out Rohit Sharma out of the white-ball series in Australia in which the Indian team has had mixed results. The opening batsman went on to play the last few matches of IPL 2020 despite not being fully fit that emerged as one of the significant reasons behind him missing out on the leg. While Ishant Sharma will entirely miss the Test series, the National Cricket Academy will assess Rohit on the 11th of December whether he is fit to participate.
A trusted source of the BCCI claimed that a player could not undergo high-intensity training if a team physio does not give them a green signal. Hence, if Rohit Sharma goes through rehab on an injury in his lower body, he could work in losing a few kilos on his upper body. Getting rid of his body weight will ensure not putting too much strain on the dodgy hamstring.
“Unless the team physio gives a clean chit, a player can’t undergo a high-intensity fitness test. But if he is undergoing rehab on an injury in his lower body, he can work on his upper body’s conditioning and shed weight. A lighter body will ensure he doesn’t put much strain on the dodgy hamstring,” a BCCI source told Times of India.
Rohit Sharma doesn’t want to take any chance this time: BCCI
The source also mentioned that the 33-year old refuses to take any risk on this occasion and is conscious of his fitness. It further said that Rohit has not had much chance to work on his fitness, having been on the road for the last couple of years and wants to ensure he remains in excellent shape for the non-stop cricketing action next year.
“Rohit doesn’t want to take any chance this time. He is very conscious about the fitness standards. He has been plagued by injuries last year. Then the lockdown happened before he got on with his IPL duties. He has been on the road for two years too. That didn’t really give him much of a chance to work on his fitness. Now, he wants to ensure he is in perfect shape and his body is ready to endure the rigours of non-stop cricket next year,” the source added.