Indian opener Rohit Sharma has been battling out some injury issues in the recent times. The Mumbai Indians skipper missed out on some games in the ongoing IPL for Mumbai due to some hamstring scare and was eventually left out of the Indian squad scheduled to be travelling to Australia later this month, leading to speculations that Rohit would be out of the game for rest of the IPL season too.
However, Rohit Sharma was seen back in the Mumbai Indians playing XI in the previous two games, and even though Rohit returned with some really disappointing performances in these two matches, the very fact that Rohit is out on the field, has increased hopes that he might be part of the Australia tour.
Although a final call is yet to be taken regarding this, reports suggest that the Indian white-ball vice captain could well board the flight to Australia with the rest of the Indian squad on November 11.
According to a report in a leading sports portal InsideSport, a source close to the developments said, “A decision will be taken soon in this regard. It’s only fair that Rohit stays with the team and does his strength and conditioning work under physio Nitin Patel and trainer Nick Webb. Let’s see how it goes,”
According to the Mumbai Indians’ team management, the MI skipper had suffered a hamstring strain in his left leg during their game against Kings XI Punjab. However, he seems to have recovered from it as he played the full match against the Delhi Capitals in the Qualifier 1 on November 5.
“I was happy to be back, it’s been a while. I’m looking forward to playing a few more games here, let’s see what happens. It (hamstring) is fine, absolutely,” said Rohit in the post match interview, after their win over Delhi Capitals.
Rohit Sharma’s inclusion to the Indian squad will give a massive boost to the Indian batting line-up, especially at the top, but it would be interesting to see if the Indian opener straightaway makes into the playing XI or will be rested for a few games.