BCCI All Set To Take Final Call On Rohit Sharma’s Participation In Australia Series: The absence of Rohit Sharma from the Indian squad for the upcoming Australia tour has become one of the most talked-about things in the cricket world.
Well, it was quite evident that Rohit Sharma isn’t well as he had missed the last couple of Mumbai Indians’ matches due to his hamstring injury. For the unversed, Rohit Sharma had sustained the injury during the match against Kings XI Punjab, which had gone into a double Super Over. Rohit Sharma hasn’t played any games after that game.
As per the latest reports, the BCCI’s medical team will be assessed Rohit Sharma’s fitness on Sunday and they are also expected to take a final call on his participation in the upcoming series as well, based on the assessment. The BCCI functionary close to the developments was quoted saying:
“Rohit will be assessed tomorrow and a call will be taken after that on whether he is good to go. As is the case with hamstring injuries, the real challenge is the sprints and the acceleration and deceleration process will be the focus to understand if he has recovered fully or will need a little more time,”
Furthermore, the BCCI functionary also explained the acceleration and deceleration test and cleared all the aspects that will come into the picture when a player is suffering a hamstring injury. The official revealed:
“See, when you have a hamstring injury which isn’t a Grade II tear, you wouldn’t have a problem walking or playing normal shots. The area of concern is quick sprints or as you say running between the wickets. The hamstring muscles comes into play when a person needs to suddenly run a quick single or needs to stop fast and turn at the non-striker’s end for a double.”
“While you accelerate at the beginning of a sprint, you decelerate when you need to stop and turn. This is when the focus is 100 percent on the functionality of the hamstring muscles. So, if you have recovered completely, you wouldn’t have an issue in either acceleration or deceleration,”
Meanwhile, the Men in Blue will leave for the Australia tour as soon as the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League comes to an end on November 10.