Rohit Sharma Injury Update: An injury to Mumbai Indians captain will hamper their progress against Kings XI Punjab at Wankhede.
Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma succumbed to an injury on the eve of Mumbai’s next match against Kings XI Punjab at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
If reports doing the rounds are to be believed, Sharma will miss tonight’s match against Punjab. The same will predominantly be a precautionary measure on the part of the 31-year old cricket. Sharma was seen
It all happened during MI’s training as Sharma fell on the ground near the square boundary. Sharma was immediately catered by physio Nitin Patel. It is believed that Sharma’s hamstring or thigh injury is not very serious and that the cricketer should be back on the field in the next few days.
Mumbai Indians’ Rohit Sharma expected to sit out of today’s game against @lionsdenkxip as a precautionary measure. had picked up a thigh injury at yesterday’s training; though he is saved a serious injury and should be back in action after a few days #IPL2019 @HTSportsNews
— Sanjjeev (@Sanjjeev) April 10, 2019
If Rohit doesn’t play it will be a huge dent for Mumbai. Am sure Yuvraj will replace him in the XI but who will lead in Rohit’s absence? #MIvsKXIP
— Vikrant Gupta (@vikrantgupta73) April 10, 2019
Who will lead MI in Rohit Sharma’s absence?
In Sharma’s absence, Indians will have to ponder about who will lead the side. Among the available options, one out of Kieron Pollard or Lasith Malinga might be seen donning the captain’s hat tonight. Suryakumar Yadav, who opened the batting for MI last season, should be back at the same position alongside wicket-keeper batsman Quinton de Kock.
In five matches this season, Sharma has scored 118 runs at an average of 23.60 and a strike rate of 122.91. With three wins in five matches, Mumbai Indians are currently at No. 5 in the points table.