Prior to the start of India’s tour of Australia, the news of the exclusion of white-ball vice-captain Rohit Sharma from India’s squads raised a lot of eyebrows. Although it was initially believed that a hamstring injury was the reason for the same, Rohit Sharma turned up for his Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Mumbai Indians (MI) after the injury and even played a match-winning knock in the final to lead his side to their 5th title.
It was later announced that Rohit would be a part of the Test squads followings news of captain Virat Kohli leaving the series on paternity leave. The former did not travel along with the Indian contingent in the bio-bubble to Australia but returned to the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Mumbai to work on his fitness. Due to the mandatory quarantine protocols, he missed the first two Test matches but will be available for selection in the final two Tests.
Rohit Sharma’s father had COVID-19 – Reports
Sports journalist Boria Majumdar last month, came up with reports, according to PTI that Rohit Sharma’s father had contracted COVID-19 and that was that reason for him to return to Mumbai and not travel with the Indian contingent.
“Rohit came to Mumbai with the Mumbai Indians because his father had Covid. That is the reality which is why he had to go back to Bombay. After that, if he did not want to play the red-ball series, there was no reason for him to travel to the NCA and he could have easily stayed back in Bombay with Ritika and family and enjoyed the fruits of success. So there’s absolutely no reason to say that Rohit did not want to play the red-ball series,” Boria had said.
Rohit Sharma will now join the Indian contingent on Wednesday in Melbourne and will be available for selection in the third Test.
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