The dilemma over Rohit Sharma’s participation in rest of IPL and on Australia tour is getting confusing day by day. Hours after Senior selection committee excluded him from the Australia tour, Rohit was seen in training kit in a photo on MI’s handle.
Rohit going for the training gave a sense of calm to fans as he is a vital cog in both MI and team India setup. But later in the day, BCCI’s tweet about Rohit being assessed and monitored by BCCI’s medical team seed the doubt again.
The Mumbai Indians’ captain Rohit Sharma had pulled his hamstring during the clash against Kings XI Punjab in the Super Over. He has subsequently missed out all matches since then.
While there are doubts lingering over Rohit Sharma’s participation in rest of IPL and Australia tour, Nitin Patel, team India’s physiotherapist, had submitted a report on the injury of Rohit Sharma according to a report in The Times of India. The reports stats that the opener will require rest for two to three weeks to fully recover.
With just 10 days left for the playoff and Cricket Australia setting a strict 14-day quarantine, the report means that the hit man might miss the remaining IPL as well as first few matches on Australia tour.
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The report was also presented to Chief of selection panel Sunil Joshi with a recommendation from two specialist doctors. After going through the report and process to follow after that Joshi led selection panel decided in favour of omitting Rohit Sharma from the squad.
“Patel had submitted a detailed fitness report of every player. It’s a normal procedure where the Indian team physio informs the board and selection committee about which player is fit and which player is not.
“The selectors were informed that Rohit will not be available for selection due to injury. He even submitted two expert doctors’ advice who both said Rohit needs rest for two to three weeks,” the source told the news outlet.