NEW DELHI, Nov. 4 (Reuters) – Confusion persists over Rohit Sharma’s hamstring injury after the match opened, considered unfit for the upcoming Indian tour to Australia, for an Indian Premier League match ( IPL) in Sharjah on Tuesday.
India will depart for Australia later this month to play six short-form internationals followed by a series of four tests and Rohit was left out due to the injury that kept him out of all four matches. precedents from Mumbai.
The Mumbai Indians captain took many by surprise when he returned for their trivial game against Sunrisers Hyderabad after his side had already secured a playoff berth.
When asked in the draw if he was okay, Rohit replied “Yeah, that looks like that.”
Rohit only made four and, after their loss of 10 wickets, he was asked again if his hamstrings were okay.
“Yeah, absolutely,” said the 33-year-old. “I was happy to be back, it’s been a while. I was going through some rough times but, again, it was good to be back.
“I can’t wait to play a few more games here and see what happens. It’s always nice to be on the pitch doing what I love to do, so very happy.”
Hours before the match, Indian Cricket Commission (BCCI) Chairman Sourav Ganguly said in an interview that Rohit had a hamstring tear and should relax.
His opinion echoes that of Indian coach Ravi Shastri who said last week that Rohit was at risk of aggravated injury.
The BCCI’s handling of the problem baffled fans.
“There should be a separate CBI (NS 🙂 investigation into Rohit Sharma’s injury,” tweeted an amused fan, referring to the Central Bureau of Investigation, India’s federal investigative agency.