Team India opener Rohit Sharma’s injury saga became the talk of the country amid IPL 2020. As the speculations continue to rife, the swashbuckling batsman has started fitness training at the National Cricket Academy (NCA); one week after he landed in India after winning IPL 2020 with Mumbai Indians.
Rohit sustained a hamstring injury while turning up for Mumbai and missed a couple of games. In the wake of it, he was left out of the Australia-bound squads. However, Rohit Sharma named in the updated squad for Tests after he appeared for a few matches for MI, including the final – which his team won convincingly.
Rohit Sharma begins training
However, the saga didn’t seem to end as former cricketers questioned the nature of Rohit’s injury. Despite being named in the Test squad, Rohit returned to India from the UAE while other Australia-bound players travelled to Australia where they returned to training after a couple of days of quarantine.
As per reports in PTI, Rohit Sharma has begun his training at the National Cricket Academy (NCA). The Mumbai Indians skipper insisted that he was in good shape and fit to play. However, BCCI reckoned he needed some more time to recover.
On the other hand, fast bowler Ishant Sharma, who was ruled out of IPL 2020 midway with an injury, is also currently undergoing training at the NCA where he bowled in full flow on Wednesday under the supervision of chief selector Sunil Joshi and NCA chief Rahul Dravid.
Both Rohit Sharma and Ishant Sharma are expected to fly together to Australia – where they will also have to serve 14-day quarantine.
India will play Australia in three ODIs starting from November 27 followed by the same number of T20Is. The series will culminate with a four-match Test series as a part of the ICC World Test Championship.