Before the important semi-finals, team India He dealt with a major injury scare as Rohit Sharma hit the net on Tuesday morning. The Indian captain reportedly sustained a blow to his right forearm during casting sessions in Adelaide as India prepares for its upcoming showdown against England led by Joss Butler on Thursday.
Several famous cricket journalists covering Down Under have reported that Rohit had just started training when he got injured in his hand. He, in fact, got out of the net without spending much time which at first seemed to be a major concern for the team’s management.
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India captain Rohit Sharma hit his right hand during a training session in Adelaide ahead of the semi-final match against England. pic.twitter.com/HA4xGJDC51
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The captain, who was trying to pull the ball and missed the ball, was in palpable pain and immediately left the session. A large ice pack was attached to his right arm. He looked desolate and very sore while watching the training session from a distance, sitting on an ice chest.
Mental conditioning coach Paddy Upton was seen talking to him for an extended period of time. The extent of the injury cannot be known even as the Indian medical team will evaluate it after the session.
After putting on an ice pack and taking a rest, Rohit resumed his training but the casting experts were told not to go full throttle as he mostly played defensive shots to check if his movements were OK. Veteran journalist Vimal Kumar reports that the Indian captain is fine and has resumed his net training, adding that he is hitting the ball better than before.
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The exact nature of Rohit’s injury is not yet known, hopefully it won’t be so bad in the tournament. The team is already playing without players like Jaspreet Bumrah and Ravindra Jadeja. Swift’s right arm has a stress fracture to his back, while the latter is recovering from knee surgery.
Rohit’s form has been a concern for team management as the Indian captain hasn’t scored much in the tournament so far. He has only 89 hits from five games, including half a century. Except for his innings against Holland (53 of 39), he failed to turn the start he was getting. He was kicked out for 4 against Pakistan and managed scores of 15, 2, and 15 against South Africa, Bangladesh and Zimbabwe, respectively.
On Sunday, India defeated Zimbabwe by 71 throws in Melbourne cricket Ground, they finish their Super 12 role atop the Group 2 points table. The fifties of KL Rahul and Suryakumar Yadav helped India set a whopping 187 points target for the opponents. In response, the Indian bowlers threw the Zimbabwean 115 in 17.2 increments.
(with agency input)