Rohit Sharma's Progress Monitored By BCCI: Ravi Shastri
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Rohit Sharma’s Progress Monitored By BCCI: Ravi Shastri

BCCI is monitoring Rohit Sharma’s progress, and there is a possibility that he may play for Mumbai Indians (MI) later in the ongoing edition of the IPL 2020.

Rohit Sharma scored 260 runs in nine matches before hamstring injury saw him warming the bench in Mumbai Indian’s last 4 matches after injuring himself in the match against Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) where the match went into double Super Overs.

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma (Image Credit: IPL)

Rohit Sharma Could Be In Danger Of Injuring Himself Again – Ravi Shastri Reveals Medical Report

Rohit Sharma’s medical report stated that he could be in danger of injuring himself again and head coach Ravi Shastri advised him not to rush his comeback soon.

The star Team India batter Rohit Sharma is recovering currently from a hamstring injury after which he was left out of the India squad in all formats for the Australian tour. On the same day, he hit the nets for Mumbai Indians which prompted guesses on his fitness status.

Ravi Shastri
Ravi Shastri. Photo Credit: BCCI.

Ravi Shastri said the selectors took the call not to include Hitman Rohit Sharma in the squad in Tests and limited-overs after going through his medical report.

“It’s being handled by the people in charge of the medical part of it. We don’t get involved in that. They have submitted a report to the selectors and they have gone about their business.

“I have no say, neither I am a part of the selection. All I know is the medical report which says he could be in danger of injuring himself again,” Shastri said.

The tour of Australia comprises three T20 Internationals, 3 ODIs and four Tests. The series is scheduled to start on November 27 with limited overs.

Rohit Sharma And Ishant Sharma Will Be Missed In Australia – Ravi Shastri

Ravi Shastri advised Rohit Sharma not to make the same mistake he made during his playing days by playing without being 100% fit.

“There is nothing more frustrating for a player than he gets injured. Sometimes you know, you want to get out of that room of yours and try and see how quickly you can come back,” said Shastri.

“And therein lies the grey area. Therein lies the problem where you want to go and play, you want to test yourself. But only you will know at the back of your mind whether you are 100% of there is a chance of it going again.”

The BCCI is currently monitoring Rohit Sharma’s progress, and Ravi Shastri hopes his case is not that serious and there is a possibility that he may play for Mumbai Indians later in the IPL if he recovers from injury.

“What I fear, I have been through that as a cricketer myself. I finished my career in 1991 when I went back to Australia when I shouldn’t have. If I had taken a break for 3-4 months, I could’ve played five years longer for India.”

“So, I speak from experience. It is a similar case. I wanted to go. Doctors told me don’t go. It was greed. I was in tremendous form so there was this eagerness to go back. I hope Rohit’s case is not that serious and same with Ishant (Sharma),” said Ravi Shastri

Rohit Sharma and Ishant Sharma
Rohit Sharma and Ishant Sharma. Photo Credit: Twitter.

Ishant Sharma, who plays for Delhi Capitals, also got injured during the IPL along with Bhuvneshwar Kumar of SunRisers Hyderabad. Ravi Shastri said the Indian team selected for the tour is bound to miss players of Rohit Sharma and Ishant Sharma’s calibre.

“Both Ishant and Rohit will be missed in Australia. Both were missed in New Zealand too. Ishant played a huge role in our win last time (in Australia) and Rohit played a huge role in the home series against South Africa (last year).”

“Both these players have had a huge role to play for us to be at the top of the WTC standings,” said the head coach.

In Rohit Sharma’s absence, KL Rahul has been named as vice-captain in the limited-overs format.

“It is not surprising at all. He captained the side in New Zealand (during the T20 series) when Virat and Rohit were not on the field,” added Shastri.

Ravi Shastri was not surprised with the selectors’ decision as he expected so since KL Rahul captained the side when both Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli was not present on the field.