Rohit Sharma suffered a hamstring injury during Mumbai Indians match against Kings XI Punjab in IPL 2020. At first, it seemed a minor cramp and Rohit was expected to return after few games. However, the seriousness of injury got notified when he wasn’t picked in the India squad for the Australian tour.
Things got more confusing when the MI franchise posted a video of Rohit batting with full intensity in the nets. Since then a lot has been assumed regarding the injury of Rohit who continues to sit out during matches. Now a report has affirmed that Rohit is doubtful to feature in the remaining MI matches in IPL 2020.
Rohit Sharma Unlikely To Take Further Part In IPL 2020
According to a report in Mid-Day, Rohit is also expected to remain out of action during the entire series against Australia. Rohit has been observed walking gingerly before the matches and his body language suggests that he isn’t comfortable while running and might take time to thoroughly recover.
“Rohit Sharma may be practising in the nets but he can’t run comfortably on the field. Batting is one thing but running is different,” a source was quoted as saying by the Mid-day.
“He is unlikely to be fit in time for the tour at this stage and secondly, it will not be possible for the Board to send players or replacements considering the intensity of COVID-19 and bio-bubble requirements. The BCCI and Mumbai Indians may release a statement on his fitness in a few days,” the source further said.
Meanwhile, after announcing the Indian squad, BCCI had already reinforced that the medical team will continue to monitor the progress of Rohit Sharma along with Ishant Sharma. However, even if Rohit recovers from his injury BCCI will find it difficult to fly him to Australia due to the current COVID-19 circumstances.
Coming back to the IPL, Mumbai Indians have already qualified for the playoffs. Nonetheless, it seems that the season for their skipper Rohit has already come to an early end which is a major blow to the defending champions.