Former India pacer, Ashish Nehra expressed his disappointments on the way Rohit Sharma’s injury is been handled. Nehra is perplexed about the lack of communication between captain, Virat Kohli and opener, Rohit Sharma.
Kohli said that he doesn’t have proper knowledge of the extent of Rohit’s injury, and as to why the opener went to Mumbai instead of travelling to Australia with the team. The captain explained that there was just a mail received before the team selection for Australia.
Virat Kohli in the press conference said, “Before the selection meeting, we got a mail that he is unavailable, that he has picked up an injury during the IPL. It said that the pros and cons of the injury were explained to him and he understood and he was unavailable. After that (the selection meeting) he played in the IPL and we all thought he would be on that flight to Australia and we had no information on why he is not traveling with us. There has been no information, there has been a lack of clarity. We have been playing the waiting game.”
Both of them should have talked it out: Ashish Nehra
Speaking on CricbuzzLive, Ashish Nehra said that the events unfolded in the entire Rohit Sharma-injury story since the IPL is saddening. The 41-year-old opined that both the megastars should talk it out with each other.
The cricketer-turned-commentator said that Virat is the skipper, so he could have just picked the phone and called Rohit, or even the opener could have ringed his national team captain. Nehra is disappointed that in such a technology-advanced world, there is a lack of communication.
Ashish Nehra said, “This is truly very sad. Both of them should have talked it out. Virat is the captain, hence, he could have picked up the phone and enquired with Rohit. Similarly, Rohit could have spoken to Virat. This is very disappointing and if there will be a lack of communication in 2020, then how will things work?
Rohit Sharma suffered a hamstring injury during the IPL. After missing a few games he returned to play for Mumbai Indians in the playoffs and went on to win the trophy- his fifth as MI’s leader.
However, he was omitted from all the three formats for the Australia tour. Rohit didn’t fly to Australia with the entire squad and was seen training in the NCA in Bangalore. The BCCI in a recent report has updated that he was with his father, who was not well. Rohit went to the NCA for rehabilitation after his father became healthy.
Rohit was included in the Test squad after Virat Kohli pulled out of the last three Test matches as the skipper will return home to attend the birth of his first child.