A lot has been written and talked about flamboyant Indian opener Rohit Sharma’s injury. After missing out on a few matches in the middle of the IPL 2020, the skipper decided to return to the camp for the most important play-offs.
The Hitman returned to action for his franchise Mumbai Indians (MI) in their last three games in the just-concluded 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020) and played a wonderful knock in the final to make sure that his team won their 5th title of the league.
He seemed pretty much fit for the Indian team that is going to tour Australia for 3 ODIs, 3 T20s and 4 Tests. However, the experienced batsman was only selected for the longest format of the game. This came as a complete shocker for the Indian cricket fans as Rohit was looking completely alright in the last 3 games that he played in the IPL 2020.
He is Only 70% Fit – Sourav Ganguly
Giving a statement on why Rohit isn’t included in the ODI and T20I squads, the BCCI president Sourav Ganguly told that Rohit is just 70% fit. Notably, Rohit had returned back to Mumbai after the IPL.
When asked about Rohit Sharma playing for his franchise not long after being left out of the India touring party for Australia on fitness grounds, here is what BCCI president Ganguly said:
“Rohit is still 70 per cent [fit], why don’t you find out from Rohit himself? That is why he is still not picked for the ODIs and T20s Down Under. He has been added to the Test squad,” Ganguly said in an interview with The Week.
Ganguly went on to add that people just talk what comes in their mind without even understanding them.
“Who should know [about player injuries]? We know that the Indian physio knows, the NCA knows,” Ganguly said. “I think people don’t know how the BCCI works. The BCCI trainers, physio, and Wriddhi himself know that he has two hamstring issues. People don’t understand injuries, that is why they talk rubbish.
“Wriddhi is travelling to Australia because he will be fit for Tests. He is not part of the shorter formats. For the entire duration of the IPL, Indian physios and trainers were in Dubai. [India physio] Dr. Nitin Patel is managing injuries and monitoring it all,” Sourav Ganguly concluded.