Rohit Sharma injury: The captain of the defending champions was fortunate enough to not get injured at the MA Chidambaram Stadium.
During the fifth match of the ongoing 14th season of the Indian Premier League between Kolkata Knight Riders and Mumbai Indians in Chennai, Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma introduced himself into the bowling attack to surprise one and all.
Sharma, who had bowled gentle medium-pacers in the fourth Test of India’s tour of Australia earlier this year, bowled an over of off-spin to concede nine runs.
A primary reason why Sharma bowled himself was a couple of left-handed batsmen in Nitish Rana and Shakib Al Hasan batting in the middle.
Also a bit desperate while defending a 153-run target, Sharma might have thought of trying to pick a wicket ahead of the likes of Rahul Chahar and Krunal Pandya by turning the ball away from the batsmen.
Rohit Sharma injury news
In the process, Sharma had almost injured himself. Just as he was about to bowl his first delivery, Sharma twisted his ankle only to abort from the delivery. In some pain, Sharma received immediate medical attention as the play got halted before eventually resuming again.
It is worth mentioning that injury concerns remain the biggest reason behind Sharma not bowling in competitive cricket. Sharma, who used to bowl much more frequently in the first few years of his career, sort of gave up the option of contributing with the ball after a shoulder injury.
Fans must note that the last Sharma had bowled in this format was during an IPL 2014 match against Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Wankhede Stadium. In 202 IPL matches, Sharma’s 15 wickets have come at an average of 29.93, an economy rate of 7.97 and a strike rate of 22.53.
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