Rohit Sharma’s omission from Australian tour remains a mystery

rohit sharma, indian vice-captain
File image of Indian vice-captain Rohit Sharma
rohit sharma, indian vice-captain
File image of Indian vice-captain Rohit Sharma

Over 24 hours after the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced the squads for India’s imminent visit to Australia, the puzzle over Rohit Sharma’s omission from squads for every one of the three formats appears to have intensified.

Rohit, India’s vice-captain in ODIs and T20Is, has missed Mumbai Indians’ last two games in the Indian Premier League inferable from a left hamstring physical issue, as made authority by his establishment.

From that point forward, there has been no word on Rohit’s wellness. In any case, minutes after the BCCI declared the squads on Monday night, expressing that the BCCI’s clinical group “will keep on checking the advancement of Rohit”, the batsman had an undeniable batting meeting in UAE. Truth be told, the way wherein Mumbai Indians put out an altered video of his batting over its online media handles offered ascend to theory on whether Rohit was saying something with the bat.

Notwithstanding the one-line update in the BCCI proclamation, there has been no clarification from anybody engaged with the group. The player himself, the selectors, the BCCI, even the establishment have stayed quiet over Rohit’s rejection. As legendary batsman Sunil Gavaskar so smoothly put it in Monday’s post-match show on Star Sports, the fans have the right to know the purposes for Rohit not being in the group for Australia. Rather than being straightforward, the Indian cricket machinery has kept on working in obvious manners.

Was Rohit discarded from restricted overs squads because of the injury or does he not meet wellness rules for global cricket? Did he make himself inaccessible, refering to the life in a bio-bubble, conceivably without the family in Australia? Or on the other hand would he say he was managed out of the ODIs and T20Is because of wellness concerns and was not considered for Tests? To add to it, will be it the finish of Rohit’s IPL crusade?

Ideally, the BCCI, headed by a previous India chief, will stop all the inquiries soon.



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