Mumbai Indians are sailing smoothly at the moment as only a miracle can see them out of the playoffs. They have won 8 games and have a far superior NRR when compared to all the other teams and have more or less booked a spot in the playoffs for 2nd consecutive year.
Although, they have qualified, they won’t be overjoyed with the current state of their captain Rohit Sharma who is injured and in danger of missing the whole tournament at this point in time.
Rohit Sharma injured his hamstring in the historic game against KXIP where the match was decided in the 2nd super over. He missed the next 3 games of the competition for MI in which MI have won 2 and lost 1. Kieron Pollard was handed over the captaincy responsibility in the absence of Rohit Sharma and he has done a wonderful job to date.
With clouds over Rohit Sharma’s fitness, a source in the know told ANI that
He has been training regularly, the day after the KXIP game was a rest day so there was anyway no training. But whenever the MI unit has trained, he has been there and while he slowly started working on his leg, he has been hitting the nets now, In fact, before the last game, he also took throwdowns at the ground. He is clearly making an honest effort to regain full match fitness
As a result of Rohit Sharma’s current state, the national team physio Nitin Patel submitted the report to BCCI stating that Rohit Sharma will need 2-3 weeks of time to regain his full fitness which tempted the BCCI to leave out Rohit Sharma for the tour of Australia starting on November 27.
It was also stated by BCCI that Rohit Sharma will be included in the Indian team for the tour of Australia if he proves his fitness in the ongoing IPL. One has to wait and see regarding the further development on this issue.
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