IPL 2017: Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma has been cleared by Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to play the tenth edition of Indian Premier League (IPL 2017).
The BCCI issued a mail on Saturday and confirmed that Rohit has been cleared to participate in the 10th edition of the cash-rich league.
“Rohit Sharma and Hardik Pandya have been declared fit to play competitive cricket. They will be available for IPL 2017,” the release said.
Earlier, Rohit Sharma was named the captain of India ‘Blue’ for Deodhar Trophy but was later ruled out for the tournament as he was declared unfit.
Rohit, who is the only batsman in the history of cricket to score 2 double hundreds in One Day International (ODI) cricket, sustained the injury during the ODI series against New Zealand in October and since then he has been working hard on his fitness to make a comeback.
Rohit is one of the most destructive batsmen in the world, in limited overs cricket. He is an asset for India and Mumbai Indians at the top of the order. He has the gift of timing and it makes him a very elegant batsman to watch. He has a wide variety of strokes and this helps him to attack the new ball in any condition.
Rohit’s Mumbai Indians teammate Hardik Pandya, who is a very exciting young all-rounder, has also been declared fit to play IPL 2017 by the BCCI. He will also play a crucial role for Mumbai Indians with both bat and ball in the tenth edition of IPL.