Everyone is confused concerning Rohit Sharma’s injury which was once held serious. After Rohit sustained a hamstring injury he was out of action in IPL 2020 and reports suggested that might not play any more matches this season for Mumbai Indians.
The 33-year-old was also excluded from India’s side of all formats for the big Australian tour. The BCCI affirmed the Rohit’s progress will be constantly monitored by the physios. Only after a few days Rohit made a comeback in the MI side and declared himself that he’s is wholly fit.
Rohit Sharma Could Have Been Picked For Australia Tour- Virender Sehwag
Following that BCCI received immense critique from all quarters as to why Rohit wasn’t picked for the Australian tour. Virender Sehwag has now joined that bandwagon and stated that there was a clear miscommunication between MI physios and BCCI.
“If a statement has gone from MI physio that we are not sure how long would it take for Rohit Sharma to get fit, and the team has been created keeping this statement in mind, then even I have nothing to say. You get an idea if you are a top player”, Sehwag said on Cricbuzz.
Reports suggesting that Rohit might exaggerate his damage if he takes the field now appears to be baseless. Sehwag added that as a player you know how much time it will take you to return on the field. He gave his example of 2011 when he had to get a surgery done and the entire medical team was aware bout the seriousness of his injury.
But in Rohit’s case, the selectors weren’t unsure about his injury and they decided not to pick him in the Indian team based on just one initial report from MI physios.
The former India opener firmly believes that Rohit should be picked in the Indian team. The selectors should have been flexible regarding the injury of Rohit and they could have sent an extra player along with the Indian side who can play if Rohit wasn’t 100 % fit.
“Let me give an example from my career. Before the 2011 World Cup, I was having problems with my shoulder. When I got scanned, so there was a tear in my bicep tendon, and I needed to get a surgery done,” he stated.
“So, similarly, everyone might be knowing about Rohit Sharma’s problems the selectors, the physio, coaches. Still, he could have been selected for the Australia tour. If he doesn’t get fit, then we will send in this player as a replacement or will send a replacement alongside him keeping the bio-secure bubble in mind”, Sehwag concluded.
Meanwhile, Rohit was a pleasant captain yesterday as his side Mumbai Indians stormed into yet another IPL final. The defending champs convincingly defeat Delhi Capitals and will be aiming to win IPL title number 5 on 10th November.