(Aditya Shaw, Intern Journalist): Team India, who went on tour to Australia, is scheduled to play the first match of the ODI series tomorrow. About 15 hours before this match, Captain Virat Kohli of Team India spoke to the media online. He did not hide his displeasure when he was asked about Rohit Sharma’s injury. Kohli said that nothing is clear about Rohit’s injury. Because of this, the management has to play a game of waiting on their availability. This is not good.
Kohli did not stop here. He said, ‘Wriddhiman Saha is rehabbing in Australia. We know about his progress. We are trying to get them right before the Test series. This could have happened in the case of Rohit and Ishant as well, but there is uncertainty over their arrival.
He said- We got a mail before the selection committee meeting. It was told in the mail that Rohit is not available for the tour of Australia due to injury. The mail explained the seriousness of his injury and the damage it caused. Rohit also knew this.
After IPL final, Rohit felt that he will go to Australia
Kohli said, ‘He played the IPL and we thought he would go on a tour of Australia with us. I don’t know why Rohit did not come with us. There is no information about this. The team management also lacks information on this matter. We are currently waiting for some concrete information on this matter.
Coach said that it will be difficult to play test
Earlier, Team India head coach Ravi Shastri also said that if Rohit and Ishant Sharma do not sit in Australia’s flight in the next 4-5 days, then it will be difficult for them to play in the Test. He said that we cannot afford to rest a player for a long time.
Rohit and Ishant rehabbing in NCA
Currently, Rohit and Ishant are going through rehab at the National Cricket Academy (NCA), Bengaluru. He suffered an injury during IPL 2020. For this reason, Rohit was not included in Team India’s One-Day and T20 teams. At the same time, Rohit was included in the Test team. They are still 3 weeks away from fitness. After this, if they leave for Australia, they will have to stay quarantined for 14 days. Due to which there is doubt about his first 2 Tests.