Rohit Sharma (Captain) of India- PC- Deepak Malik / Sportzpics for BCCI
Rohit Sharma (Captain) of India- PC- Deepak Malik / Sportzpics for BCCI

India captain Rohit Sharma is slated to return to action on July 7 for the opener of a three-match T20I series against England. The captain has recovered from his Covid-19 injury, which forced him to miss the rescheduled fifth Test in Birmingham earlier this week.

On the eve of the first T20I, Rohit Sharma stated that he had recovered well from Covid-19 and is feeling better. The all-format captain admitted that he struggled with symptoms for the first two days after testing positive for the virus and that various players have reacted differently to the virus.

In June, Rohit led India in a four-day practice game against Leicestershire, but he did not take the field on Day three, sparking conjecture. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) revealed on June 25 that Rohit had tested positive for Covid-19.

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma. Image: Twitter

Body Wise I Am Feeling Better: Rohit Sharma

Rohit was racing against the clock to be fit for the rescheduled 5th Test, however, the star batter missed the Test and was replaced by Jasprit Bumrah as the skipper.

Rohit was not anticipated to play the first T20I, but after missing the Test, the star opener stated that he chose to play the T20I. Notably, the Test regulars, including Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah, Rishabh Pant, and Ravindra Jadeja, are not included in the first T20I, which begins a day after the 5th Test concluded.

“The recovery has been good. It’s been 8-9 days since I got Covid. We have seen over the last few years that each player has responded to the Covid virus differently. I don’t know what will happen in the future but at the moment, everything is fine with me,” Rohit Sharma told the press in Southampton.

ENG vs IND: Captain Rohit Sharma Joins Indian Test Squad In Leicestershire
ENG vs IND: Captain Rohit Sharma Joins Indian Test Squad In Leicestershire

“I began training 3 days ago. That’s why I thought of taking part in this game (first T20I). Body-wise, I am feeling better. I don’t have any symptoms now. I have done 2-3 tests, and all of them have returned negative (laughs). I am just looking forward to the game. It’s going to be an exciting one,” he added.

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