Rohit Sharma Clears Fitness Test: Team India’s dashing opener Rohit Sharma clears the fitness test conducted on Friday, 11th December. Rohit Sharma will fly to Sydney, Australia on 14th December to join Team India.
Rohit Sharma had sustained a hamstring injury during IPL that forced him to miss the much anticipated white ball series against Australia. Sharma is already ruled out of the first two test games due to late recovery and hard quarantine rules at Australia.
“Sharma has passed the fitness test at NCA and will soon fly to Australia to join the squad,” senior BCCI official to PTI.
The fitness test was conducted under the supervision of the director of National Cricket Academy (NCA) Bangalore, Rahul Dravid who is responsible to give the fitness certificates.
As per the rules set by the Australian Government, Rohit Sharma will have to complete mandatory 14 days quarantine before getting to train for the last two test matches at Sydney and Brisbane.
Rohit’s Injury confusion:
There has been a lot of puzzlement around the injury concerns of Rohit. Skipper Virat Kohli in the video conference told that lack of clarity has created confusion in the team. He is not aware of his injury updates.
Rohit Sharma injured himself in the IPL game against Kings XI Punjab which subsequently went for the double super over. He was seen benched for four games.
Due to the injury of Rohit Sharma, the national selectors were forced not to pick him for the tour.
But soon after the release of squads of Australia tour, Rohit was seen in the nets practicing for IPL.
BCCI later cleared that Rohit will be the part of Test Squad and will go with Team India for the tour and will be given rest for the white ball series to gain full fitness for the important test games.
Rohit Sharma didn’t travel with team India rather he returned to Mumbai which created confusion on his participation.
However, BCCI later issued a press release one day after Virat’s video conference who raised the question of why Rohit didn’t travel with the team, stating his father;s illness forced him to return to India.