Rohit Sharma to remain in Sydney: The Indian opening batsman is currently undergoing a mandatory self-isolation period in Sydney.
Currently undergoing a mandatory self-isolation period in Sydney, India opening batsman Rohit Sharma is being monitored in a bid to keep him action-ready once he joins the national team for the third and fourth Test of the ongoing India’s tour of Australia.
“He is being monitored by the physios and he is doing his regular endurance work in his room. It is all about keeping fit and ready for action when it comes to hitting the ground running,” a BCCI official was quoted as saying by ANI.
Sharma, 33, was ruled out of the first two Tests on the tour of Australia due to a hamstring injury. What followed was contrasting statements from various stakeholders amidst Sharma returning to the field to lead Mumbai Indians to their fifth Indian Premier League title.
Having eventually flown to Australia, Sharma will be available from the New Year’s Test currently scheduled to be played in Sydney from January 7.
Rohit Sharma to remain in Sydney despite Northern Beaches COVID-19 outbreak
A recent COVID-19 wave at the Northern Beaches in Sydney has, however, forced Cricket Australia to consider alternatives for the third Test. While the cricketing body remains confident of conducting the third Test in Sydney, the next week or so will be critical with respect to the development.
While the Australian players have been moved out of Sydney to protect them from mandatory self-isolation periods elsewhere, Sharma continues to quarantine in Sydney with no intention of shifting him to another city.
“He doesn’t need to move from Sydney. He is safe and is in a bio-secure environment undergoing quarantine. While he is alone in his room, the Indian board as well as the team management is constantly in touch with him. If there was any emergency or if we felt that he needed to get out of Sydney, we would. But for now, he is completely safe there,” the official added.