Indian batsman Rohit Sharma has said that he is making a strong recovery after a hamstring injury during the 2020 Indian Premier League (IPL). His injury created a ruckus as he was left out of all three squads for the Australia tour to be included in the Test squad later. The Nagpur-born ODI and T20 series did not feature in the squad.
Sharma is currently busy training at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) to achieve his desired fitness. He has about four weeks before the opening test which starts on 17 December. Adelaide Oval.
“The hamstring is feeling quite right. Just started the process of getting it good and strong. Before I play the longer format, I need to keep in mind that nothing is left out. Maybe that’s why I’m in NCA, ”Sharma said in SportsKeeda.
Rohit Sharma says it was an easy decision for me
Rohit admits that he has some way to travel and understands that playing back-to-back matches in limited-overs format can be a toll on him.
“Of course, there is still some work that needs to be done on my hamstring. So I did not go to Australia for the white-ball leg because there are back-to-back games. About 6 games in 11 days… So I thought that if I get to work on my body for 25 days, I can probably go to play a test match.
“I don’t know what was going on, to be honest, and what everybody was talking about. But I kept it on record, I was constantly communicating with the BCCI and Mumbai Indians,” said the 33-year-old Said. Rohit played the first few matches in IPL 2020 before Rohit got injured.
He made his comeback in the last league game of the Mumbai Indians and also scored a match-winning half-century in the final against the Delhi Capitals (DC) at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
He said, ‘I told him (Mumbai Indians) that I can get on the field because it is the shortest format and I will be able to fully manage this situation. Once I cleared my mind, it was about focusing on whatever I needed to do, ”he said.
In Rohit’s absence, KL RahulThe Orange Cap holder of IPL 2020 was appointed as the vice-captain for shorter formats. For Rohit, he wants to prove his worth as a Test batsman after dominating under domestic conditions.