Senior Indian batsman and a hit player Rohit Sharma on 11th December, Friday cleared an fitness test which was most eagerly watched by so many Indians. He cleared the test at the National Cricket Academy which is situated in Bengaluru and he will be leaving for Australia on December 14, Monday that is three days before the start of the marquee Test series which is against the world’s number one team.
Rohit had got a hamstring injury during the IPL match and while he was playing, and that led him to miss the the white-ball leg of the ongoing tour. He was also out of reckoning for the first two Tests games but can now be there and give his play for the last two games.A senior BCCI officer told the PTI that Rohit has cleared the fitness Test and will soon be flying out to Australia to play for the rest games.
Rohit’s fitness and his fitness test was guided under the supervision of NCA director Rahul Dravid, who has got the responsibility of giving Rohit his fitness certificate about his condition. As per the Australian government’s rules, this Indian star batsman will have to undergo through a mandatory 14 days of hard quarantine before he is being able to train for the rest of the two Tests left in Sydney that will be on Jan 7 to 11 and in Brisbane from Jan 15 to 19.
He will be flying directly to Sydney and will also be getting a week’s training over there. There had been confusion around Rohit’s health status and his condition over the past few weeks. The Captain of Indian Cricket Team – Virat Kohli spoke about a lack of clarity on the issue that has been full of intrigue ever since he had injured his left hamstring during a league match while he playing for Mumbai Indians in the IPL.
The injury, which led him forced him out of four IPL games, that also made the national selectors to not consider and select him for the Australian tour. Removed from the squad for the much-anticipated tour, he soon returned back with power to lead his franchise in the remaining of the lucrative league, adding to the curiosity of people.
On 9th November, the BCCI and Indian Cricket team gave an update on Rohit’s health status saying the selectors had kept Rohit out of only the limited-overs leg for him to regain full fitness and be normal and fit again for the Test series.
But the white-ball and the vice-captain of our team – Rohit Sharma came to Mumbai instead of travelling to Australia with his national teammates after leading the Indians to IPL title triumph in the UAE. The BCCI then issued another press release about his health on November 26, a day after Kohli claimed that he did not know the reason as to why Rohit had not done his rehab in Australia, stating that the reason behind the opener coming back to India was because of his father’s illness.