Rohit Sharma suffers back spasm, retires hurt in 3rd T20I against West Indies
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Rohit Sharma suffers back spasm, retires hurt in 3rd T20I against West Indies: Indian captain Rohit Sharma walked off the field in the third T20I match against West Indies after he felt a little discomfort in his back while batting in Basseterre. He was playing on 11 run score when he decided to leave the ground following a brief consultation with the Indian physio.

As per the BCCI’s update, Rohit suffered a back spasm and the medical team is monitoring him.

All this took place in the second over of Alzarri Joseph after Rohit advanced down the pitch to drag a boundary with a bottom edge to fine leg. He was in a little distress as he walked out of the field with Kamlesh Jain, the Indian physio, holding his back.

Rohit is optimistic to be ready for India’s next assignment, which will be the fourth T20I, in Lauderhill on Saturday. He said he is feeling better during the post-match conference.

“It [my body] is okay at the moment,” Rohit said after India secured a 2-1 series lead. “We’ve got a few days in between [now and] the next game, so hopefully [I] should be okay.”

Notably, the Indian side has already been depleted with the absence of Harshal Patel. The pacer was sidelined for the 2nd and 3rd matches due to a rib injury. In the 3rd T20I all-rounder, Ravindra Jadeja was also rested to manage his workload.

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Despite Rohit’s absence, team India registered a thumping victory over West Indies in the third T20I to take a lead by 2-1. Suryakumar Yadav smashed 76 runs from just 44 deliveries to simplify the equation for the Indian team.

Team India chased down the target with one over to spare owing to the valiant efforts of Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant and Hardik Pandya.

The fourth match of the five-match T20I series between India and the West Indies will be held in Lauderhill, Florida, the UAE. Although there is a little confusion about whether the teams will travel to the USA or not.

Cricket West Indies (CWI) earlier notified that as most of the players haven’t received their visas to travel to the USA, the cricket board is pursuing an alternative plan.

“There are options being explored while we continue to pursue the possibilities of receiving the outstanding visas,” CWI president Ricky Skerritt told.

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