Indian ODI opener Rohit Sharma revealed that he was worried about missing the 2015 World Cup when he got injured after the second ODI against England at Bristol. Rohit, who missed out on the 2011 World Cup in India as the selectors preferred to go in with an extra bowler (Piyush Chawla).
While recovering from the finger injury, his shoulder got hurt and the recovery period extended. It was when the Mumbai Indians skipper thought of missing on another World Cup crossed his mind.
“When I got injured, I didn’t know how long it’s going to take. When injuries happen, you don’t know how long it is going to take. With the World Cup being so far away I wasn’t thinking about the World Cup then. But that thing of missing the World Cup will always be there because I missed the 2011 World Cup and I don’t want to miss out on this World Cup anyhow.” he said.
He also said that he has started understanding his game better during the break. “Mentally it’s very frustrating. What can you do? When you play well and get injured for the rest of the series and miss so many games, is quite frustrating.” Rohit told a popular cricket website after having a long stint in the nets on Wednesday ahead of India A’s practice game against Sri Lanka.
Rohit’s injured finger is still strapped and India A Coach Sanjay Bangar said his fielding will have to be monitored over the next week. Rohit said he started feeling better with every hit in the nets he had since resuming batting a couple of weeks ago.
He made his return count as he is batting on 139 off 107 balls. India A are currently 302/1 in 39 overs with Manish Pandey batting along with Sharma two short of his century.