Rohit Sharma should be back for Bangalore ODI: Virat Kohli gives update on opener’s injury scare

Written by Rohit Pawar

Vice-captain Rohit Sharma became the second Team India player to suffer an injury scare after Shikhar Dhawan during Virat Kohli-led side’s meeting with Australia at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot on Friday. Fielding for the hosts in the second One Day International (ODI) against the Aaron Finch-led side, Rohit was taken off the field after he looked to have hurt his left hand. It all happened in the 42nd over of the Australian innings when Rohit in bid to save a boundary ended up jamming his left hand.

Later, an update on Rohit’s injury scare was shared by skipper Kohli after the match during the post-game presentation ceremony. Kohli said that he had a word with his deputy following the incident. The Indian skipper revealed that Rohit had not sustained a significant amount of damage on his shoulder before adding that he expects the 32-year-old to opener the Indian innings in the series decider.

“I asked Rohit briefly just now. It’s that left shoulder which has popped out a few times. There’s no tear, so hopefully, he should be back for the next game,” Kohli said in the post-match presentation ceremony. India on Friday defeated Australia by 36 runs to register their first win in ODIs at Rajkot. With the win, India also levelled the three-match series 1-1 and will play the series decider on Sunday.

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