The BCCI lastly cleared the “confusion” on why Rohit Sharma didn’t journey with the group to Australia hours after captain Virat Kohli complained of “lack of clarity”, stating that the highest batsman needed to be in Mumbai for his ailing father after the IPL. Apart from this, the Board mentioned senior-most quick bowler Ishant Sharma is dominated out of the Test collection, beginning December 17, as he won’t be match-fit in time. The Board reiterated Kohli’s assertion that Rohit’s health can be up for a assessment on December 11, following which a name can be taken on whether or not he might be there for the Tests.
“Rohit Sharma had to come back to Mumbai after the IPL to attend to his ailing father. His father is now recuperating well and that has allowed him to travel to the NCA and start his rehabilitation,” BCCI Secretary Jay Shah mentioned in an announcement after Kohli expressed his displeasure over the ignorance on Rohit’s health.
He is more likely to miss the opening two Tests due to the 14-day laborious quarantine guidelines within the host nation. The collection begins with a day-nighter in Adelaide. The opener had picked up a hamstring damage throughout the IPL. Kohli had mentioned he has no concept why Rohit did not do his rehabilitation in Australia together with Wriddhiman Saha.
Shah clarified that the white ball vice-captain had come again to Mumbai after the IPL within the UAE to take care of his ailing father after which he reported to the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru.
“He (Rohit) is presently undergoing rehabilitation at the NCA. Mr Rohit Sharma’s next assessment will be conducted on December 11th following which the BCCI will have clarity on his participation in the upcoming Border-Gavaskar Trophy in Australia,” the assertion learn.
It is known that the “confusion”, which Kohli talked about, has been attributable to the BCCI cricket operations group. It can be learnt that BCCI president Sourav Ganguly will request Cricket Australia CEO Nick Hockley to make sure that Rohit, if he goes, can endure delicate quarantine which can permit him to coach throughout the 14-day isolation interval.
As far as Ishant is worried, Shah mentioned the lanky pacer has recovered from his aspect pressure however will take time to realize peak match health. “Ishant has recovered completely from his side strain injury sustained during IPL 2020 in the UAE,” he mentioned. “While he’s increase his workload in an effort to obtain Test match health, Ishant Sharma has been dominated out of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy,” Shah added.
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