Hamstring is feeling absolutely fine: Rohit Sharma clears the ...

Hamstring is feeling absolutely fine: Rohit Sharma clears the air over his injury controversy

Tags: India, Rohit Gurunath Sharma

Published on: Nov 22, 2020

Team India’s limited-overs vice captain Rohit Sharma has finally opened up about the entire controversy surrounding his hamstring injury and the tour of Australia. In a interview to PTI, Rohit clarified that he was constantly in touch with BCCI over the status of his injury. Rohit, who top-scored for Mumbai Indians in the IPL 2020 final with 68, also asserted that he was always aware his injury was not series, and hence he would be able to take some part in the Australia series.

"I don't know what was going on, to be honest and what all were people talking about. But let me put this on record, I was constantly communicating with BCCI and Mumbai Indians," Rohit told PTI. The MI captain is presently undergoing strength and conditioning work at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru.

"I told them (Mumbai Indians) that I can take the field since it is the shortest format and I will be able to manage the situation quite nicely. Once I made my mind clear, it was all about focusing on what I needed to do," he further said.

Explaining the status of his hamstring injury, Rohit revealed, "Hamstring is feeling absolutely fine. Just started the process of getting it nice and strong. Before I play the longer format, I absolutely needed to be clear in mind that there is no stone that is left unturned, that's probably the reason, I'm at the NCA.”

As per Rohit, all the talk surrounding his injury and his participation in the IPL play-offs, did not matter much to him. "So for me, it was not a concern what x, y or z was talking about like whether he would make it to Australia," he stated.

"Once the injury happened, the next two days all I did was to figure out what I can do in the next 10 days and whether I will be able to play or not," Rohit further added.

While the 33-year-old will miss the ODIs and T20Is in Australia, Rohit will join the team for the four-match Test series beginning with the Day-Night encounter at Adelaide starting on December 17.

--Renin Wilben

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