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 Sharma 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 Sharma 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.
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While there are doubts lingering over Rohit Sharma’s participation in rest of IPL and Australia tour, a BCCI official has revealed that the BCCI medical team is set to assess the Rohit Sharma’s injury on Sunday.
“Rohit will be assessed tomorrow and a call will be taken after that on whether he is good to go. As is the case with hamstring injuries, the real challenge is the sprints and the acceleration and deceleration process will be the focus to understand if he has recovered fully or will need a little more time,” the functionary told news agency ANI.
The personnel also detailed about Sharma’s injury and problems that Rohit is facing currently.
“See, when you have a hamstring injury which isn’t a Grade II tear, you wouldn’t have a problem walking or playing normal shots. The area of concern is quick sprints or as you say running between the wickets.
“The hamstring muscles come into play when a person needs to suddenly run a quick single or needs to stop fast and turn at the non-striker’s end for a double. While you accelerate at the beginning of the sprint, you decelerate when you need to stop and turn. This is when the focus is 100 per cent on the functionality of the hamstring muscles. So, if you have recovered completely, you wouldn’t have an issue in either acceleration or deceleration,” he added.
With just 7 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.