Ahead of the first qualifier against Delhi Capitals on November 5, Mumbai Indians received a big boost when Rohit Sharma took the field against Sunrisers Hyderabad on Tuesday. Prior to the match, there were dark clouds hovering over Rohit Sharma’s fitness especially after the 33-year old was not selected in Team India squads for Australia tour.
His absence from squad for Australia tour is a big setback for team India. According to a report, Chief selectors and BCCI had opted for not picking Rohit Sharma in squads after recommendation from two specialist doctors and Nitin Patel, team India’s physiotherapist. BCCI had tweeted over Rohit Sharma’s injury and had said that Rohit is under supervision of medical staff.
But Rohit Sharma’s appearance in nets later that evening had put up several questions including if Rohit is fit enough to train in nets, why isn’t he selected in the squad for Australia Tour? Those questions got more relevant when Rohit captained MI against SRH on Tuesday.
After the clash against SRH, Rohit Sharma was happy to take field after coupleof weeks and asserted his hamstring is fine to go. “I was happy to be back, it’s been a while. I’m looking forward to play few more games here, let’s see what happens. It (hamstring) is fine, absolutely,” said Rohit Sharma.
Recently, India coach Ravi Shastri had advised the right-hander not to rush back from the injury and take proper time and undergo rehabilitation process if needed. The 58-year old also analysed that Rohit’s medical report signals the danger of a reinjury if he rushes himself again.
However, Rohit Sharma never looked in any trouble while batting or fielding against SRH. While this is good news for Indian Cricket fans, it puts a few question marks on Ravi Shastri’s knowledge about Rohit’s injury.