Rohit Sharma injury: The Indian captain reportedly walked off the ground after getting hit by a ball at the Arun Jaitley Stadium.
The first T20I of the upcoming Bangladesh’s tour of India will be played at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi on November 3. Despite the hazardous environmental conditions in the national capital, the match is slated to be played as scheduled.
It is worth mentioning that it is the first instance of Bangladesh playing a T20I series in India. It will be the sixth T20I to be played in Delhi.
Despite the Supreme Court-mandated panel of EPCA declaring a public health emergency in Delhi, Indian cricketers trained at the Arun Jaitley Stadium on Friday ahead of the 1st #T20 vs Bangladesh#DelhiAirQuality #DelhiPollution #INDvBAN pic.twitter.com/S7THVDmO8K
— editorji (@editorji) November 1, 2019
Rohit Sharma injury
If what has come as an unfortunate development, India captain Rohit Sharma has been hit by a ball on his left thigh. If reports are to be believed, Sharma left the ground immediately and is seeking medical attention.
Sharma was announced as the captain after regular captain Virat Kohli was rested for the T20I series. While there has been no official confirmation on Sharma’s injury so far, anything substantial will be worrying signs for India especially in Kohli’s absence.
Having scored 2,443 runs in 98 T20Is at an average of 32.14 and a strike rate of 136.55 including four centuries and 17 half-centuries, Sharma is the second-highest run-scorer in T20Is right now. The opening batsman is only seven runs behind Kohli (2,450), who is the highest run-scorer in T20Is.
Speaking at an event in Delhi yesterday, Sharma remained unperturbed about the prevailing air pollution in Delhi. “I have just landed and haven’t had time to assess. As far as I know, the game is to be played on November 3 and will be played.
“We didn’t have any problem when we played the Test match here [vs Sri Lanka in 2017]. We are not aware of the exact discussion and I haven’t had any problem,” Sharma was quoted as saying.