New Delhi: The fitness report of India’s white ball captain Rohit Sharma has arrived. Rohit is now said to be fit and can make a comeback in the six-match home white ball series against West Indies next month. Virat Kohli relinquished the Test captaincy on Sunday and the news of Rohit Sharma being fit came the very next day. Is this just a coincidence, is there something else?
Rohit will return till West Indies series
Rohit Sharma can also be given the captaincy of Test after Kohli quits the captaincy. Earlier there were reports of rift between Virat and Rohit before the Africa tour. Earlier the news came that Virat Kohli will not play ODI series in Africa. After this, Rohit was out of Team India for the matches against South Africa due to a sudden injury. It was earlier told that he suffered a hand injury during practice, but later it was said that his muscles had strained.
There were reports in many places that Rohit Sharma did not want to play under the captaincy of Virat Kohli. But now a BCCI source told, ‘Rohit’s rehabilitation at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) is going very well. He is expected to be fine for the West Indies series. BCCI takes fitness test of every player. This test is done in NCA.
hamstrings a big problem
Rohit has a hamstring problem. This problem is fatal for his career. He has been out of the team several times due to strain in the hamstrings. He was forced to leave the first two Test matches of the tour of Australia in 2020-21 as well as the ODI and T20 series midway due to this problem. If Rohit is given the captaincy of the Test as well, then fitness is important for him. His recent form has also not been good.
first published:Jan. 17, 2022, 8 p.m.