Rohit Sharma has been ruled out of the upcoming test series against England which is scheduled to begin on November 9. The first match will be at Rajkot. The team selection took place a few days back, and Rohit has been left out of that for injury concerns.
Rohit Sharma reportedly sustained the injury on the thigh of his right leg while running between the wickets in the final one-day match against New Zealand which took place at the VSCA ground in Vishakhapatnam. India won the match by a comprehensive margin, thanks to Rohit Sharma’s 70 at the top of the order. It was during this innings that Rohit got injured.
According to the reports, it will take him 3 to 3 and a half month to recover from the injury which is quite a long time considering India’s busy schedule this year. “I don’t know (how much time I will miss cricket) our BCCI medical team is in touch with doctors, the scans we have got till now have been sent to doctors, we are waiting for their opinion, whether to do surgery or not, if we do the surgery then how much time is needed,” replied Rohit when he was asked about the extent of his injury. He added, “The picture is not fully clear. I think in one or two days the picture will be more clear, whether it (surgery) is happening or not. It is an important decision if we do surgery. If I do the surgery, I cannot play for 3 to 3 and half months. We are waiting for the doctors’ opinion, let’s see what happens.”
Rohit Sharma’s test career has often been plagued by injuries. In fact, an injury in the ankle minutes before the toss of the match against Australia in Nagpur in 2010 made him wait for a much longer time to get into the Indian test side. He eventually made his debut in Kolkata against West Indies in 2013.
Regarding the upcoming England series, Rohit Sharma reminded England’s previous visit to India when they beat India 2-1. He remarked that the visiting side has got a formidable side and have the potentials to beat the Indian side. And the Indians would have to exploit the weaknesses of the visitors to achieve the victory.