With just over a month left before the ICC World Cup gets underway, Team India have suffered a massive injury blow with their vice-captain Rohit Sharma suffering a serious injury during Mumbai Indians’ practise session on Tuesday. Rohit was seen limping off the field holding his right thigh while running at the Wankhede stadium.
After a while, Rohit laid flat on the ground holding his head in pain, sending fears across the Mumbai Indians team-management. Mumbai Indians physio Nitin Patel, who has also served as the physio of the Indian team in the past, rushed to attend Rohit who was grimacing in pain. Rohit received some treatment at the ground before managing to walk off the field.
His walk, however, was full of pain. Helped by the team physio, Rohit picked himself up and hobbled around the boundary rope, making a slow, painful walk to the dressing room. During his walk off the field, he stopped and took a break, leaning on the electronic hoarding around the boundary for support. The signs were very concerning as his struggles made it more or less clear that the injury could be serious.
The Mumbai Indians skipper then climbed the steps on the side of the visitors’ dressing room that are closer to reach than his team’s dressing room.
Mumbai Indians, who have beaten Chennai Super Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad in their previous two outings, will next take on Kings X1 Punjab on Wednesday. Mumbai Indians are yet to deliver an official update on Rohit’s injury. According to media reports, Rohit has seemingly suffered a hamstring injury.
This is the second injury scare to an Indian World Cup prospect during the ongoing season. In the first week itself, pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah, also from Mumbai Indians, had hurt his left arm during the game against Delhi Capitals. However, it was later found out that it was just a case of muscle spasm and Bumrah did not miss any game.