Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has cleared that the final call on Rohit Sharma touring with the Indian squad for the Australia series after assessing his injury on Sunday (November 1).
Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma’s injury has been the talking point because the board has not given clarity over his seriousness of the injury. Several former cricketers as well fans have been curious about his injury update.
After playing in the super over against Kings XI Punjab, the hitman has missed the action in the last four matches.
The franchise had claimed that their captain had sustained hamstring in his left leg. Although he has not played, the 33-year-old Rohit Sharma was spotted in few matches sitting in the pavilion which has further raised eyebrows about his injury management.
But a BCCI functionary, while talking to ANI, revealed that a medical team is set to assess the veteran batsman’s injury on Sunday and on the basis of the outcome, Rohit will be allowed to tour.
“Rohit will be assessed tomorrow and a call will be taken after that on whether he is good to go. As is the case with hamstring injuries, the real challenge is the sprints and the acceleration and deceleration process will be the focus to understand if he has recovered fully or will need a little more time,” the functionary told news agency ANI.
BCCI explains why Rohit Sharma’s injury can be serious:
The functionary explained why hamstring could be the cause of his ouster. They stated that because of muscle stretch, the player might find it difficult to quick singles and doubles. And if a player is forced to play, he can pick up a major injury.
“See, when you have a hamstring injury which isn’t a Grade II tear, you wouldn’t have a problem walking or playing normal shots. The area of concern is quick sprints or as you say running between the wickets.
“The hamstring muscles come into play when a person needs to suddenly run a quick single or needs to stop fast and turn at the non-striker’s end for a double. While you accelerate at the beginning of the sprint, you decelerate when you need to stop and turn. This is when the focus is 100 per cent on the functionality of the hamstring muscles. So, if you have recovered completely, you wouldn’t have an issue in either acceleration or deceleration.”
After the IPL 2020 ends, the Indian squad announced with the supporting staff will travel to Australia where they will play three ODIs and as many T20Is followed by four-match Test series.