Former Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir said that head coach Ravi Shastri should have stopped Virat Kohli regarding Rohit Sharma’s injury status. Ever since Rohit suffered a hamstring injury during the 2020 Indian Premier League, his participation in the Australia tour became uncertain. To begin with, he was excluded from all three classes.
However, later he was included in the Test team. Nevertheless, it was later revealed that he had been ruled out of the first two Tests. During the press conference before the first ODI at SCG, Virat said that he does not know much about the developments surrounding Rohit.
Apart from Shastri, Gambhir said that the chairman of the selectors and the team physio should inform Virat about Rohit. The southpaw said that there was no proper coordination between the players and the team management.
Gambhir says that Rohit Sharma is an important player
“This is very unfortunate, because…. He is the captain… ..Virat Kohli…. Again, he went to the press conference, he told the media that he had no clue about the update. Maybe, this whole The three most important people in the scenario are the chief physio, your head coach and your chairman selector, ”Gambhir was quoted as saying on the Star Sports show Cricket Connected.
“So, all these people should have been on the same page and your head coach should have actually updated Virat Kohli on that front because what is the update on Rohit Sharma. You are going to the press conference and saying that they had no clue about the injury or update on Rohit Sharma’s injury, which is very unfortunate, ”he said.
Gambhir said, “Down the line, he is an important player and at the same time, there could be better communication and coordination, which was lacking somewhere.”
Rohit is currently rehabilitating at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru. He is there Ishant Sharma, Who dropped out of the Test series after not getting a part of the IPL.
India felt Rohit’s absence as they lost the three-match ODI series against Australia. After losing the first two games at the SCG, they gave the opposition an unassailable 2–0 lead.