After Sunil Gavaskar has asked for clarity over Rohit Sharma’s injury, Virender Sehwag has pointed out the fingers on Team India’s batting mainstay injury management. He said that if Rohit Sharma is unfit, why he is travelling with Mumbai Indians (MI) during their matches. Former Indian cricketer has also urged media to ask questions to authorities on this matter.
MI skipper Rohit Sharma has missed the last three matches. The franchise has claimed that he has sustained a hamstring injury on his left leg. He has also been not named in India’s squad for the Australia tour as BCCI has stated that the medical team is monitoring his injury.
However, soon after the squad’s announcement, Mumbai Indians uploaded the video clip on their official social media handle of Rohit Sharma practicing in a net session. Although he is not playing, he has been with the team during their matches. As a result, it has raised a few eyebrows and fans have asked for clarity over the status of Rohit’s injury.
Media should ask this question on Rohit Sharma’s injury status: Virender Sehwag
Former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag has also urged the media to dig into Rohit’s injury. He pointed out that if the Indian cricketer is suffering from a serious injury, he should rest rather than sitting in the pavilion.
“Even I have no update on Rohit Sharma’s injury status. The media should ask this question. Earlier it was told that he is unwell, if he is unwell then what is he doing inside the stadium. He was seen during both matches. If he is unwell then he should be on bed rest to recover as soon as possible. So, clearly he is not unwell,” Sehwag said.
Virender Sehwag said that the franchise should at least release an official statement about the injury update of their captain. He even said that Rohit could also clear the fuss by just a tweet.
“In that case the, franchise should give a statement about the nature of his injury. A video was shared by Mumbai Indians of him practicing, which clearly shows he is trying to get back to fitness but there needs to be a statement. These days you don’t even need a statement, he has his social media where he can just put a line about his condition,” Sehwag stated.
As Rohit Sharma is an important player for India across all the formats, Sehwag believes it was not the right decision to drop him from all the formats for the series against Australia.
“During my playing days, when Srikkanth was the chairman of selectors, if a player was injured on the day of selection then he was not picked. But this is a long tour and Rohit Sharma is an important player, if he has not been picked keeping in mind his injury status today then I guess it is a bit harsh on him,” Virender Sehwag told Cricbuzz in a video that was posted on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, Indian players are expected to fly for Australia on either 11th or 12 of November soon after IPL 2020 ends.