Indian opener Rohit Sharma left for Australia on Tuesday early morning via Dubai. Speaking to ANI, sources in the know of developments said that India’s limited-overs deputy left for Australia via Dubai and is set to keep working on his fitness during his quarantine period.
Rohit will be available for selection for the last two Tests after completing his mandatory quarantine upon reaching Australia. He passed the fitness test on December 11 at the National Cricket Academy in Banglore.
A BCCI official spoke about Rohit’s departure for Australia to the media. He also said that Hitman’s fitness will be monitored throughout the quarantine period as well. Meanwhile, the physios gave Rohit the clean chit and has mailed the BCCI to keep a check on his endurance throughout the quarantine period.
“Team India batsman Rohit Sharma has completed his rehabilitation process at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru and is now clinically fit. He has been rehabilitating and training at NCA since 19th November following a high-grade left hamstring injury suffered during the Indian Premier League (IPL)” the BCCI release said
“The NCA medical Team was satisfied with the physical fitness of Sharma after assessing him on different metrics that tested his skills related to batting, fielding, and running between the wickets. Sharma’s physical fitness has been satisfactory, however, he will be required to continue work on his endurance” it further added.
Rohit Sharma to be assessed by medical team in quarantine period
The release further stated that Rohit was given a detailed schedule of his endurance program during the quarantine period as well.
“He has been given a detailed programme to follow for the duration of the two weeks he will be quarantined for. He will be reassessed by the Team India medical team post his quarantine to establish his fitness status and a call on his participation in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy will be taken accordingly” the release stated.
With Virat Kohli’s missing the last three Tests, Rohit Sharma’s availability is good news for the Indian team management. The third Test starts at the Sydney Cricket Ground on January 7.