Rohit Sharma’s absence from squad for Australia tour is a big setback for team India. Chief selectors and BCCI opted for not picking Rohit Sharma in squads after recommendation from two specialist doctors and Nitin Patel, team India’s physiotherapist.
Now when Rohit is under supervision of medical staff, team India coach Ravi Shastri has 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 thinks that Rohit’s medical report signals the danger of a reinjury if he rushes himself again.
“It’s being handled by the people in charge of the medical part of it. We don’t get involved in that. They have submitted a report to the selectors and they have gone about their business. I have no say, neither I am a part of the selection. All I know is the medical report which says he could be in danger of injuring himself again,” Ravi Shastri stated as quoted by The Hindu.
Ravi Shastri also had some words of wisdom for Rohit Sharma. He said that its obvious for a player to get frustrated when he misses out due to injury but it’s also important to understand your injury and body. Ravi also cited example of himself when he visited Australia in 1991 instead of taking a break. According to him it costed him five years of his career and advised Rohit not to do so.
“There is nothing more frustrating for a player than he gets injured. Sometimes you know, you want to get out of that room of yours and try and see how quickly you can come back. What I fear, I have been through that as a cricketer myself. I finished my career in 1991 when I went back to Australia when I shouldn’t have. If I had taken a break for 3-4 months, I could’ve played five years longer for India. So, I speak from experience. It is a similar case. I wanted to go. Doctors told me don’t go. It was greed. I was in tremendous form so there was this eagerness to go back. I hope Rohit’s case is not that serious and same with Ishant (Sharma),” he added.