Updated: December 11, 2020 2:30:01 pm
India’s senior batsman Rohit Sharma passed a much-watched fitness test at the National Cricket Academy in Bangalore on Friday and will depart for Australia on December 14, three days before the start of the test series against the team. number one in the world.
Rohit had suffered a hamstring injury during the IPL, leading him to miss the cue ball leg of the current tour. He’s also out of the bill for the first two tests, but now he can be there for the last two games.
“Rohit has passed the physical fitness test and will soon be flying to Australia,” a senior BCCI official told PTI on conditions of anonymity.
The Rohit Fitness Test was conducted under the supervision of NCA Director Rahul Dravid, who has been entrusted with the responsibility of presenting him with his Physical Fitness Certificate.
According to Australian government rules, the star hitter will have to undergo a mandatory 14 days of hard quarantine before being able to train for the last two events in Sydney (Jan 7-11) and Brisbane (Jan 15-19) .
Fly directly to Sydney and there you will have a week of training.
There had been confusion about the state of Rohit for the past few weeks. Captain Virat Kohli spoke about the lack of clarity on the subject that has been full of intrigue since he injured his left hamstring during a league game while playing for the Mumbai Indians in the IPL.
The injury, which forced him out of four IPL matches, led the national teams to not consider him for the Australian tour.
Omitted from the team for the long-awaited tour, he soon returned to lead his franchise in the rest of the lucrative league, adding to the curiosity.
On November 9, the BCCI provided an update on his status, saying that the selectors had kept Rohit out of the limited overs stage to “regain full fitness” for the test series.
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But the vice captain of the white ball arrived in Mumbai instead of traveling directly to Australia with his national team mates after leading the Indians to the IPL title triumph in the United Arab Emirates.
The BCCI issued another press release on November 26, a day after Kohli claimed that he did not know why Rohit had not done his rehabilitation in Australia, stating that the reason the first match returned to India was illness from his father.
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