Rohit Sharma Provides Update On His Injury After Retiring Hurt While Batting In 3rd T20I
Aug 3, 2022 at 6:11 PM
Rohit Sharma, India’s captain on Tuesday had a major injury scare when he walked off the field and retired hurt while batting. Rohit Sharma was batting on 11 off 5 balls, having smashed a six and a four before pulling a muscle.
As Rohit Sharma was about to take the strike, the camera showed Indian physio Kamlesh Jain come running onto the ground, and after a lengthy discussion, the skipper walked off holding his back.
It seemed as if Rohit Sharma had done something to his back while playing the third ball of the over, which he inside-edged for four. Rohit Sharma danced down the wicket to pacer Alzarri Joseph.
Rohit Sharma Has A Back Spasm Confirms BCCI While The
Hitman Himself Feels It’s All Right At The Moment
The BCCI was quick to drop an update on Rohit Sharma’s injury, confirming that it was in fact a back spasm.
“Team India captain Rohit Sharma has a back spasm. The BCCI medical team is monitoring his progress,” it tweeted.
Despite Rohit Sharma’s absence, India batters made merry in their chase of 165 and won the match by seven wickets, but all eyes were on the post-match presentation, where Rohit Sharma finally provided an update on the extent of the injury and whether it puts him in doubt for the rest of the T20I series and probably more following like Asia Cup 2022 and most importantly, the 2022 T20I World Cup.
The entire country must have breathed a sigh of relief, when he said: “At the moment, it’s okay. We’ve got a few days till the next game, hopefully it should be okay.”
Rohit Sharma watched from the change room as India went 2-1 up in the series. The experiment to open with Suryakumar Yadav finally clicked as the India batter played an epic knock, scoring a half-century.
Rohit Sharma Praised Suryakumar Yadav For His 76
His knock of 76 off 44 balls laced with 8 fours and four sixes, along with handy innings from Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant guided India to a comfortable win.
Although Suryakumar Yadav was dismissed in the 15th over with just over 30 needed, followed by the wicket of Hardik Pandya three overs later, Rishabh Pant came to the rescue and scored a quickfire 33 off 26 balls, including the winning runs which came from a boundary off Obed McCoy.
With this, India bounced back from the shoddy defeat in the second ODI, and Rohit Sharma could not be happier. He credited the bowlers to restrict the Windies to 164 when at one stage they were set to get a lot more and hailed the Suryakumar Yadav show.
“How we bowled in the middle overs was crucial. I thought we used the conditions well. Used the variations well. Was very clinical how we chased.
“When you watched from the outside, didn’t feel a lot of risk was taken, was a lot of calmness in the middle. Surya batted brilliantly, good partnership there with Iyer. The pitch had something in it for the bowlers, not an easy target. Was important to pick the right shots, right balls on a ground like that,” the skipper said.
India had won the first T20I by 68 runs before losing the second match by five wickets. Earlier, invited to bat, West Indies posted 164 for 5 against India in their allotted 20 overs.
Opener Kyle Mayers top-scored for the West Indies with a 50-ball 73 while Rovman Powell contributed 23. For India, Bhuvneshwar Kumar took two wickets for 35 runs while Hardik Pandya and Arshdeep Singh got one each.