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Ravi Shastri Revealed Why Rohit Sharma Wasn’t Included In Squad For Australia Tour

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Ravi Shastri Gave Major Update On Rohit Sharma’s Health: Rohit Sharma’s absence from the Indian squad for the upcoming tour of Australia has become one of the talking points among the fans. His exclusion has left the fans confused and disappointed. Later, it was known that Rohit Sharma was getting treated under the BCCI medical team after he suffered a hamstring injury.

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On Sunday, an analysis was being done on him by the BCCI medical team, after which his health status would be known. However, now in a clear revelation, the India head coach Ravi Shastri stated that the reports of Hitman Sharma suggested that he was in danger of injuring himself again. Talking to Times Now, Ravi Shastri said:

“It’s being handled by the people in charge of the medical part of it. We don’t get involved in that. They have submitted a report to the selectors and they have gone about their business. I have no say, neither am I a part of the selection. All I know is the medical report which says he could be in danger of injuring himself again,”

Furthermore, there have been reports (including the statement of Kieron Pollard), which suggest that Rohit Sharma might return back to the league during the last phase if he gets fit.

“There is nothing more frustrating for a player than he gets injured. Sometimes you know, you want to get out of that room of yours and try and see how quickly you can come back. And therein lies the grey area. Therein lies the problem where you want to go and play, you want to test yourself. But only you will know at the back of your mind whether you are 100% of there is a chance of it going again.”

He added:

“What I fear, I have been through that as a cricketer myself. I finished my career in 1991 when I went back to Australia when I shouldn’t have. If I had taken a break for 3-4 months, I could’ve played five years longer for India. So, I speak from experience. It is a similar case. I wanted to go. Doctors told me don’t go. It was greed. I was in tremendous form so there was this eagerness to go back. I hope Rohit’s case is not that serious and the same with Ishant (Sharma),”

The Indian head coach also expressed that both Ishant Sharma and Rohit Sharma will be missed badly. He said:

Both Ishant and Rohit will be missed in Australia. Both were missed in New Zealand too. Ishant played a huge role in our win last time (in Australia) and Rohit played a huge role in the home series against South Africa (last year). Both these players have had a huge role to play for us to be at the top of the WTC standings,”

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