Updated: December 15, 2020, 2:31 p.m. IS
From Baidurjo Bhose
New Delhi [India], December 15 (ANI): After days of speculation and tension, Indian opener Rohit Sharma traveled to Australia in the early hours of Tuesday as he seemed ready in time to play the third friendly in the four-game series against Australia play that starts with the day-night test at the Adelaide Oval on Thursday.
Speaking to ANI, sources informed of developments said India’s limited MP is leaving for Australia via Dubai and will continue to work on his fitness during his quarantine period. “He left early this morning and traveled to Australia via Dubai,” the source said.
After suffering a thigh injury during the Indian Premier League in the United Arab Emirates, he was initially banned from the Australian tour before the selection reevaluated his injury status and added him to the roster for the test series.
While the initial thought was that Rohit would travel to Australia with the rest of the team and continue working on his Achilles tendon with the Indian physios, he made his way home to be with his ailing father. The opener went to Diwali to the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru to undergo rehab with the NCA’s physiotherapists.
The NCA physical therapists gave him clean shit on Friday and the BCCI sent out an official press release on Saturday saying that while he is “clinically fit” to travel to Australia, he will continue to work there during his quarantine period his perseverance will work.
“Team India batsman Rohit Sharma completed his rehabilitation process at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru and is now clinically fit. He has been rehabilitating and training with the NCA since November 19 following a profound left thigh injury. which he suffered during the Indian Premier League (IPL).
“The NCA medical team were satisfied with Sharma’s physical fitness after evaluating him on various metrics that tested his ability to hit, stand and run between the gates. Sharma’s physical fitness was satisfactory, but he must continue working on his perseverance.
“He has been given a detailed program for the two weeks that he will be quarantined. He will be re-evaluated by the Team India medical team after his quarantine to determine his fitness status and a call to participate at the border. ” -Gavaskar Trophy will be awarded accordingly, “says the BCCI press release.
With the third test starting January 7th, Rohit should be ready to be part of the game at the Sydney Cricket Ground. (ANI)