Rohit Sharma’s injury has been the centre for plenty of twists and turns in the build-up to India’s tour of Australia. Now, former Indian opener, Gautam Gambhir, has raised fingers at the entire controversy surrounding Rohit Sharma’s injury. When the squad was picked for the tour, Rohit Sharma’s name was excluded after he had missed a couple of games due to a hamstring injury.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced the Indian squad for the Australian tour during IPL 2020 and Rohit Sharma wasn’t included in any of the squad which sparked a lot of controversies.
Even after the injury, the Hit-man played for IPL-2020 playoff. After Mumbai Indians won the IPL 2020 title, Rohit Sharma went for rehabilitation at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bangalore. Now, former Indian cricketer, Gautam Gambhir has raised questions over the entire episode.
It Is Unfortunate: Gautam Gambhir
In one of the famous show ‘Cricket Connect’ on star sports, Gautam Gambhir was asked to share his views on the situation raised due to lack of information about Rohit’s injury.
Gautam Gambhir was also asked about how puzzled the situation is for Virat Kohli to not know about the injury of Rohit and how it could have been handled differently.
“It is very unfortunate. Virat Kohli has gone into the press conference, he has told the media that he has no clue about the update,” Gautam Gambhir said.
“Probably the three most important people in this entire scenario are your head physio, your head coach and your Chairman of Selectors. All these people should have been on the same page.” he added.
He also stated that Virat Kohli should have got the latest update on Rohit Sharma’s status from Indian Head Coach before proceeding to the press conference.
“The head coach should have updated Virat Kohli on that front, about what’s the update on Rohit Sharma.”
Former Indian opener Gautam Gambhir felt it was unfortunate that Kohli was not updated on the injury of Rohit Sharma, he said the head coach should have made the captain aware about the injury of the vice-captain before the press conference. He signed off the episode while expressing disappointment towards the whole miscommunication.
Virat Kohli Had His Remarks On Rohit Sharma’s Injury
The Indian skipper admitted this whole scenario himself saying that he was not knowing about the injury of his vice-captain and his availability while addressing the media in a press conference ahead of Australia tour.
Virat Kohli said, “Before we had the selection meeting in Dubai, we had got an email two days before that, which said that he is unavailable for selection [as] he has picked an injury during the IPL. And it mentioned there was a two-week rest and rehab period. The pros and cons and the implications of the injury has been explained to him and he understood that.”
“And he was unavailable for selection. That was the information we got on mail before the selection meeting. After that he played in the IPL, so we all thought he would be on that flight to Australia, which he wasn’t. And we had no information whatsoever on the reason on why he is not traveling with us,” Virat had said.
The entire fiasco has left a very negative image of Indian cricket in the global cricketing spectrum and now cricketers, past and present, have started raising fingers on the team management. For the betterment of Indian cricket, all these issues must be put to hold at the very earliest.