Rohit Sharma Injury: BCCI Provided A Major Update On Indian Captain’s Availability For Test Series Against Bangladesh

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Indian captain Rohit Sharma has returned to Mumbai amidst the ongoing ODI series against Bangladesh after dislocating his thumb in the second ODI on Wednesday. While he has been ruled out of the dead rubber – 3rd ODI match of the ongoing series, he isn’t ruled out of the upcoming 2-match Test series against Bangladesh yet. 

Yes, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) confirmed the same on Friday (December 9). The first Test match against Bangladesh will get underway on December 14 in Chattogram and the BCCI updated that a call on Rohit Sharma’s availability for the Test series will be taken later. 

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“India Captain Rohit Sharma suffered a blow to his thumb in the second over while fielding in the 2nd ODI. The BCCI Medical Team assessed him, and he underwent scans at a local hospital in Dhaka. He has flown to Mumbai for specialist consultation and will miss the final ODI. A call on his availability for the upcoming Test series will be taken later,” a BCCI release stated.

For the unversed, Rohit Sharma suffered a thumb injury during the second match of the ongoing series. The incident happened during the 4th ball of the second over of the game when Rohit Sharma was attempting to complete a catch of Bangladeshi batter Anamul Haque, however, he ended up injuring his thumb in the process. 

Rohit left the field in pain and didn’t return to take the field. However, when the Indian side suffered a horrible collapse and was in trouble, Rohit came out to bat at number nine with a dislocated thumb and tried to save the match. He single-handedly took the Indian side closer to target, however, his efforts went in vain as the Indian side fell short by 5 runs in the end. Rohit remained unbeaten on 51 runs from 28 balls.

After the end of 2nd ODI match, Indian head-coach Rahul Dravid confirmed that Rohit will miss the 3rd ODI, however, now after BCCI’s update, there are hopes that Rohit might feature in the two-match Test series. The upcoming 2-match Test series is very important for India to win if they want to qualify for the World Test Championship final.