Mohit Sharma revealed that he needs minimum a month to get back to bowling. He felt pain in the ankle during the second game in the Vijay Hazare Trophy in the earlier this month. Due to the injury, he will be unable to play the upcoming limited-overs tour of Australia in January 2016.

Mohit told PTI, “It got really painful by the second game (of Vijay Hazare) and I decided not to risk it further. I have been speaking constantly with BCCI physio (Andrew Leipus) on the injury and it will take at least a month before I can bowl again. Having said that, I am feeling much better now and doing light sessions in the gym.” 

The Indian right-arm medium pacer was a regular bowler in the limited over cricket during this year. He performed decently during the 2015 ICC World Cup in Australia-New Zealand, where he picked up 13 wickets with the average of 24.15 in the eight games. The 27-years old cricketer has already played 26 ODIs and 8 T20Is for his country.

Though he is very disappointed for missing the upcoming Australia tour, but he does not give up. He is currently focusing for the 2016 ICC World T20, which is just 3 months left from the beginning.

Mohit said, “It is obviously disappointing but it [injury] is very much a part of an athlete’s life. There is nothing I can do about it. Surely, it would have been ideal to tour Australia and then the World T20 is also round the corner. The focus now is on getting back to full fitness.”


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