Virender Sehwag
Virender Sehwag. Credits: PTI

The Indian cricket board will access the injury status of opener Rohit Sharma as he was not named in the squads for Australia tour. The decision taken by the Sunil Joshi-led selection panel has become a large part of discussion in the cricketing folklore with many sharing their own opinions.

Rohit Sharma had suffered a hamstring injury, according to an official statement by Mumbai Indians. There have also been murmurs that he could be ruled out of IPL 2020 while the clarity on his injury status is too little. He was also seen practicing at the nets for Mumbai Indians soon after the Indian squad for Australia tour was announced.

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma. Image Credits: IPL

Mumbai Indians should give a statement about the nature of his injury: Virender Sehwag

Sehwag said that during his days a player was not picked up if he was injured on the selection day. But now times are different and it is a bit harsh on him not being picked up in the squad. Sehwag also mentioned that Mumbai Indians should have sent out a clear statement which shows his injury status.


“During my playing days, when Srikkanth was the chairman of selectors, if a player was injured on the day of selection then he was not picked. But this is a long tour and Rohit Sharma is an important player, so if he has not been picked keeping in mind his injury status today then I guess it is a bit harsh on him,” Sehwag told Cricbuzz in a video that was posted on Tuesday.

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma [Photo-Twitter]
“Even I have no update on Rohit Sharma’s injury status. The media should ask this question. Earlier it was told that he is unwell, if he is unwell then what is he doing inside the stadium. He was seen during both matches. If he is unwell then he should be on bed rest to recover as soon as possible. So, clearly he is not unwell,” Sehwag said.


“In that case the, franchise should give a statement about the nature of his injury. A video was shared by Mumbai Indians of him practicing, which clearly shows he is trying to get back to fitness but there needs to be a statement. These days you don’t even need a statement, he has his social media where he can just put a line about his condition.”

KL Rahul has been named as the limited-overs vice-captain.