AUS v IND 2020-21: Rohit Sharma leaves for Australia, likely to feature in third Test – Report

BCCI had declared Rohit clinically fit on December 13.

Rohit Sharma | GettyAfter being declared fit last week, veteran India opener Rohit Sharma finally left for Australia in the early hours of Tuesday (December 15).

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Rohit, who will have to serve two weeks of quarantine upon landing in Australia, will be available for selection in the third and fourth Tests of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, starting December 17 at the Adelaide Oval.

"He left in the early hours today and is headed to Australia via Dubai," sources in the know of developments told ANI.

While the Indian players who were part of the IPL 2020 final on November 10 moved into the bio-bubble for the national team that very night in Dubai, Rohit had flown back to India and later headed to the National Cricket Academy (NCA) to complete rehabilitation following his hamstring during the cash-rich event.

Rohit was at the NCA since November 19 and BCCI cleared the air regarding his fitness on Saturday (December 13).

“Team India batsman Mr Rohit Sharma has completed his rehabilitation process at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru and is now clinically fit. He has been rehabilitating and training at NCA since 19th November following a high-grade left hamstring injury suffered during the Indian Premier League (IPL),” the board said in a media release.

“The NCA medical Team was satisfied with the physical fitness of Mr Sharma after assessing him on different metrics that tested his skills related to batting, fielding and running between the wickets. Mr Sharma’s physical fitness has been satisfactory, however, he will be required to continue work on his endurance,” it added.

“He has been given a detailed programme to follow for the duration of the two weeks he will be quarantined for. He will be reassessed by the Team India medical team post his quarantine to establish his fitness status and a call on his participation in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy will be taken accordingly,” it continued.

While the third Test will be played at the Sydney Cricket Ground from January 7 to 11, Gabba will host the fourth Test from January 15 to 19.

(With ANI inputs)


By Salman Anjum - 15 Dec, 2020

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