Rohit Sharma had returned to the Mumbai Indians a week after he had been ruled out of the upcoming Australian tour due to an injury.
A few weeks ago, Rohit Sharma had been ruled out from all the lineups that had been announced by the BCCI for the upcoming tour against Australia. Just recently, BCCI president Sourav Ganguly made a statement about Sharma still being injured. Coincidentally, it was a few hours after that statement when Sharma was seen walking in Sharjah Stadium to play for the Mumbai Indians.
Prior to his unexpected return, Ganguly said, ‘Rohit is injured at the moment. Otherwise, why would we leave out a player like him. He is the vice-captain of the national (limited-overs) team. We will have to assess him. I don’t know (when he can come back). He hasn’t played so far since the time he has got injured. We want him to recover. It’s the BCCI’s job to get their best players on the park. If he recovers, he plays’.
Sharma played with the Mumbai Indians in a match which they lost against the Sunrisers Hyderabad by 10 wickets. In that game, he was dismissed for 4, off seven balls.
In the post-match interview, commentator Mark Nicholas asked Sharma if his hamstring injury was completely fine. Here, the 33-year-old player responded, ‘Ya, absolutely. I was happy to be back, it's been a while. I was going through some tough times but, again, good to be back. I'm looking forward to play a few more games here and then see what happens. Always nice to be on the ground doing what I love to do so very happy about it’.
With his sudden return, confusion around his injury and his four-week absence in the field soared. Even IPL physio Nitin Patel stated that he had advised Sharma to not rush out to the field to avoid another possible rupture in his injured hamstring.
So far, it is unsure whether Sharma will continue playing for MI in the playoffs where they’ll be playing against the Delhi Capitals. So far, the odds for their match is -149.25 for MI and +112 for DC. To know more about the odds of other upcoming matches, head over to Betwala.
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