Rohit Sharma injury update: The stand-in Indian captain suffered an injury scare during practice at the Arun Jaitley Stadium.
Stand-in India captain Rohit Sharma had walked off the Feroz Shah Kotla ground in Delhi after getting hit by a ball during practice ahead of the first T20I of the forthcoming Bangladesh’s tour of India.
With regular captain Virat Kohli rested for the three-match series, Sharma getting a niggle came as a hard-hitting development for both the team management and the Indian fans.
Rohit Sharma injury update
In what has come as a welcoming update, BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) have made public the current status of Sharma’s injury and whether he will be available for the first T20I between India and Bangladesh or not.
In a statement released by the board, it is confirmed that Sharma will take the field on Sunday. The first T20I will be Sharma’s 16th match as captain of India.
“Rohit Sharma was hit in the left side of his abdomen while batting in the nets today. The BCCI medical team has confirmed that he is fit and available for the first T20I after assessment of his injury.”#INDvBAN
— Jamie Alter (@alter_jamie) November 1, 2019
Speaking at an event in Delhi yesterday, Sharma remained unperturbed about the prevailing “Public Health Emergency” in Delhi affecting the first T20I. “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.