Rohit Sharma (The Hitman) is a star and a top-order Indian batsman. He is Team India’s Vice-Captain as well. Indian Cricket Team is set to tour Australia for a long series, including 3-ODI matches, 4-Test matches, and 3-T20I matches.
Rohit Sharm is reported to have a hamstring injury during his ongoing involvement in the Indian Premier League. Rohit plays for the “Mumbai Indians” franchise. He also captains the team, but now, Kieron Pollard leads the side in Rohit’s absence. Rohit’s injury has sparked a whole bunch of controversies filled with suspicion, surprise, and speculations.
BCCI’s Surprisingly quick decision
BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) was quick to exclude Rohit Sharma from the upcoming Indian team tour to Australia. Rohit is not considered for any format because of his injury. BCCI also stated that (their) medical team would be closely monitoring Rohit’s injury and the process he makes. It is surprising because BCCI could have easily included Rohit in reserve for a couple of weeks if they considered Rohit for the Aussie tour.
Big Questions about Rohit Sharma’s Controversy
Perhaps the most critical questions surrounding the whole thing are that there are no Injury details in the BCCI Presser, Even there are no such details about the injury in the Mumbai Indians press release. We do not know any particulars about Rohit Sharma’s Injury. Also, there is no mention of the recovery period or recommended recovery time for Rohit. It means we are not clear about the recovery period of Rohit and the severity of his injury.
Rohit found Batting in Nets for Mumbai Indians.
Rohit Sharm’s Injury controversy also picked up pace recently when Rohit was spotted batting in the nets for Mumbai Indians in U.A.E. This was surprising for many as he appeared to be seemingly fit and energetic in the nets.
Mumbai Indians management also said that he might well be back for the later part of the Indian Premier League games. It means that BCCI’s Hasty decision for excluding Rohit could wait, and there is something deep into this whole matter.
The Former cricketer and Indian captain Sunil Gavaskar (Sunny) said that he believes that BCCI has not been transparent enough in the case of Rohit’s Injury and exclusion from the squad for the Australia tour.
KL RAHUL announced as Vice-Captain of Indian Team.
Another decision that came out of the BCCI office was to declare KL Rahul as Vice-Captain of the Indian Cricket Team during the Australia tour. Many critics and commentators also criticized KL Rahul’s inclusion in the team in place of Rishab Pant. Sanjay Manjrayker, a renowned Indian Commentator and ex-cricketer said:
” It is said that Test Players are now selected on the bases on IPL performances.”
Others are viewing as a hasty decision from BCCI and saying that the decision could wait for another week or so and should have been made after carefully reviewing Rohit Sharma’s recovery.
Whatever the reasons might be, It appears as we will not see the blitz of Rohit Sharma on Aussie Soil in the upcoming IND vs. AUS Series. Rohit is very much likely to play the Semi-finals/Finals of IPL if Mumbai Indian manages to qualify. Other the flip side, an excellent opportunity for someone like KL Rahul to prove his metal in the longer format of the game and become a regular feature of the Indian Cricket Team for days to come.
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