Ind Series vs Aus Test- Rohit Sharma reaches Australia: Long last!! Rohit “Hitman” Sharma landed in Down Under for the Test Series. The Indian hitter left for Australia in the early hours of Tuesday to play the third test in four series games against Australia.
Rohit shared a photo with his fans on Instagram from inside the flight with his thumb up to inform that he is now in Australia. He will now be quarantined for 14 days under the COVID-19 protocol, after which he will undergo another fitness test. The Indian vice-captain must cancel him, to be eligible for selection for the Sydney Test starting January 7th.
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While the initial thought was that Rohit would travel to Australia with the rest of the team and continue to work hamstrings with Indian physiotherapists, he headed home to be with his ailing father. The opener headed to the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru after Diwali to undergo rehabilitation with NCA physiotherapists.
NCA physiotherapists gave him good news on Friday and BCCI released an official statement on Saturday saying that while he is “ clinically fit ” to go to Australia, he will continue to work on his stamina during his quarantine period there.
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“Team India hitter Rohit Sharma has completed his rehabilitation process at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru and is now clinically fit. He rehabilitated and trained at the NCA since Nov 19 following a high-grade left hamstring injury sustained during the Indian Premier League (IPL).
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“The NCA medical team was satisfied with Sharma’s fitness after evaluating him on several parameters that tested his batting, fielding and wicket running skills. Sharma’s fitness was satisfactory, however, the it will be required to continue working on its endurance.
“He was given a detailed program to follow for the duration of the two weeks for which he will be quarantined. He will be reevaluated by the Team India medical team after his quarantine to establish his fitness status and a call will be taken accordingly about his participation in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy,“The BCCI statement said.
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With the third test starting on January 7, Rohit should be ready to be part of the game at the Sydney Cricket Ground.