Indian opener Rohit Sharma’s injury became a massive topic of discussion after not getting picked for the much-awaited India’s tour of Australia. The 33-year old suffered from a hamstring injury while playing for Mumbai Indians during the IPL 2020. The BCCI mentioned in their official release for the squad announcement that the board’s medical team will monitor Rohit and pacer, Ishant Sharma.
Former India cricketer turned commentator Virender Sehwag also took a jibe on Rohit’s omission from the side. He said that Sharma is an important player, and it’s a bit harsh on not picking him for the tour that starts after a month.
“During my playing days, when Srikkanth was the chairman of selectors if a player was injured on the day of selection, then he was not picked. But this is a long tour, and Rohit Sharma is an important player. So, if he has not been picked keeping in mind his injury status today, then I guess it is a bit harsh on him,” Sehwag said during a show on Cricbuzz.
‘If Rohit is unwell then what is he doing inside the stadium’
Virender Sehwag also raised questions on Rohit’s presence inside the stadium, despite being injured. The former cricketer said that the franchise needs to release a clear statement on his current condition.
“Even I have no update on Rohit Sharma’s injury status. The media should ask this question. Earlier it was told that he is unwell if he is unwell then what is he doing inside the stadium. He was seen during both matches. If he is not well then he should be on bed rest to recover as soon as possible. So, he is not unwell.
“In that case, the franchise should state the nature of his injury. Mumbai Indians shared a video of him practising, which clearly shows he is trying to get back to fitness. These days you don’t even need a statement, he has his social media where he can just put a line about his condition,” Sehwag added.