Rohit Sharma has been in the news for quite a while now, initially he was in the news because his name was missing from the Indian squad which would be touring Australia later this month. He was again in yhe headlines after BCCI declared him fit and names him in the Test Squad. He has cleared the air over the controversy that erupted over his non-inclusion in all the three Indian teams for the upcoming tour of Australia and said that he was in constant communication with the BCCI.


“Hamstring is feeling absolutely fine. Just started the process of getting it nice and strong. Before I play the longer format, I absolutely needed to be clear in mind that there is no stone that is left unturned, that’s probably the reason, I’m at the NCA,” Rohit told PTI. “So for me, it was not a concern what x, y or z was talking about like whether he would make it to Australia.” Said Rohit Sharma. “I don’t know what was going on, to be honest, and what all were people talking about. But let me put this on record, I was constantly communicating with BCCI and Mumbai Indians,” Rohit said. Rohit Sharma was injured during the Indian Premiere League (IPL) and had to miss a couple of matches for Mumbai Indians (MI). “Once the injury happened, the next two days all I did was to figure out what I can do in the next 10 days? Whether I will be able to play or not? Unless one goes to the ground, one won’t know how the body is shaping up,” he added.


The MI skipper and Indian VC confirmed that while he was feeling a lot better, he was still not a 100% fit – which meant that he couldn’t risk being part of the white-ball series down under. “Of course, there is still some work that needs to be done on my hamstring. That’s why I didn’t go to Australia for the white-ball leg as there are back-to-back games. Around 6 games in 11 days,” he said, on the upcoming ODI and Twenty20 series. “So I thought if I get to work on my body for 25 days, I can probably go and play the Test matches. So it was an easy decision for me and I don’t know why it became so complicated for others,” he said. India are all set to play three T20Is, three ODIs and four Tests.

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