Virat Kohli Finally Talked About Rohit Sharma’s Injury: Rohit Sharma’s participation in the upcoming test series against Australia has become one of the most talked-about topics in the Indian cricket fraternity. The uncertainty surrounding his participation started after Rohit Sharma, who suffered a hamstring injury during IPL 2020, decided not to go to Australia with the team and returned back to Mumbai with his Mumbai Indians camp after the conclusion of IPL 2020.
Now finally, the Indian skipper Virat Kohli has broken his silence over the whole fiasco and surprisingly has slammed BCCI for the lack of clarity over the matter. He stated that there was zero clarity from the BCCI on the situation surrounding Rohit Shara.
Well, recently, in a virtual press conference, Virat Kohli questioned why the duo didn’t travel to Australia alongside others and cited the example of Wriddhiman Saha, who also got injured and is currently undergoing rehab in Australia. He said:
“Yeah, if Rohit and Ishant had flown to Australia, it definitely would have increased their chances of playing the Test matches. Someone like a Saha, who injured his hamstring in the IPL, is here doing his rehab with the team so we are aware of his progress and he is on the right path to make sure he is fit and available in time to play the Test series,”
“And same would have been the case with Ishant and Rohit as well. It would have given the chance to get themselves fit and be available for the start of the Test series. Right now there is so much uncertainty on if they are going to make it at all, it definitely would have been very helpful in them getting fit if they were here and doing the rehab just like Saha is, with the team, to get fit for the Test series.”
Furthermore, Kohli also talked about the fiasco as h revealed that Rohit Sharma was initially left out of the squad due to an official mail the board revealed, which was about his fitness. However, he claimed that he had no idea what happened afterward. He revealed:
“Before we had the selection meeting in Dubai, we got a mail two days before that which said that he is unavailable for selection because he picked up an injury during the IPL. And it mentioned that there’s a two-week rest-and-rehab period. It said that the pros and cons and the implications of the injury have been explained to him and he understood that. That was the information that we got on mail before the selection meeting.”
The Indian skipper slammed BCCI for the lack of clarity over the matter and termed the BCCI’s handling of the situation as “less than ideal”. . He also expressed his thoughts on the series of events that took place. He said:
“After that, he played in the IPL so we all thought he was going to be on that flight to Australia which he wasn’t. And we had no information whatsoever on the reason why he is not travelling with us and after that, the only other information officially we have received on mail is that he is in the NCA and he is being assessed and he will be further assessed on 11 December.
“From the time the selection meeting happened to the IPL to now, there has been no information, there has been lack of clarity. We’ve been playing the waiting game on the issue for a while now, which is not ideal at all. It’s been very confusing and there’s been uncertainty and lack of clarity on the situation.”