Rohit Sharma is likely to absent in the Mumbai Indians’ playing XI against Rajasthan Royals on Sunday (October 25) due to a hamstring injury in his left leg. He had also missed action against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in their last game.
According to reports, Rohit will return to the team for their next match against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on Wednesday (October 28).
Mumbai Indians skipper had sustained the injury during their match against Kings XI Punjab which went to double super over.
Rohit Sharma’s injury being closely monitored:
Ahead of the match against CSK, Mumbai Indians team management, in the official release, had informed that Rohit Sharma has been recovering well and is being monitored.
“Rohit has made good progress over last four days, while the management is taking one day at a time monitoring the recovery process in consultancy with BCCI,” the statement said.
In absence of Rohit Sharma, MI allrounder Kieron Pollard captained the team and took to a comfortable 10 wickets victory. Trent Boult and Jasprit Bumrah dismantled CSK’s batting order and restricted them to a below-par total of 114 runs (114/9).
At chasing, Quinton de Kock and Ishan Kishan set up the match-winning partnership to seal the deal for them. The proteas scored 46 off 37 balls while the Indian cricketer amassed firing 68 runs off 37 balls, striking six fours and five sixes.
Meanwhile, Rohit Sharma will also fly with the Indian squad to Australia to play the bilateral series across the formats. So, his injury management is important as he is an integral part of the team in all the formats.
The MI captain has, so far, scored 260 runs, including two half-centuries, in nine matches at the strike rate of 129.35.