There is a continuous confusion surrounding Rohit Sharma’s fitness currently. According to latest reports, BCCI has made it clear that the star batsman can still make it to the squad for the Australia Tour if he can prove his match fitness in the upcoming matches in the IPL.
BCCI announced the T20, ODI and Test squad of India for the Tour of Australia on Monday. Rohit Sharma’s name was not there in any of the squads. The primary reason why he was not included in the squad was the hamstring injury he suffered in the match against Kings XI Punjab on October 18. However, Mumbai Indians gave a big surprise just after BCCI announced the squad. They announced that Rohit Sharma has started practising in the nets.
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Mumbai Indians uploaded several pictures of the training session, where Rohit Sharma was seen batting in the nets. Therefore, BCCI had to face several questions over Rohit Sharma’s situation. Rohit Sharma still needs to pass the fitness test conducted by his IPL team physio to get back to the squad. However, as he has started batting, so the injury might not be too serious. So, it is a bit surprising that BCCI has kept him out of the squad.
BCCI: Rohit’s injury looks more serious right now.
Amid the speculation regarding a Rohit’s injury, a BCCI official added to the speculation. The BCCI source stated that the net session video uploaded by Mumbai Indians does not reflect the true situation of Rohit’s injury. They feel that Rohit’s injury is much severe than it looked at the start.
“Rohit’s injury is more severe than believed initially. The nets session video posted by the franchise on Monday may not be a true reflection of where it stands,” the source was quoted as saying by Hindustan Times. A Grade 1 hamstring tear usually takes four to six weeks to heal, a Grade 2 tear could take up to eight weeks. If it is only a strain, the player can be fit in a week to 10 days.