Rohit Sharma has joined the Indian squad in Melbourne forward of their third Take a look at towards Australia.
The Indian cricket board on Wednesday posted a video of the opening batsman strolling into the staff lodge and assembly the squad and employees after he lastly completed his quarantine in Sydney.
“Look who’s joined the squad in Melbourne… A heat welcome for @ImRo45 as he joins the staff,” mentioned the Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI) in its caption to the video.
Rohit had been dominated out of the restricted overs leg of India’s tour of Australia resulting from a hamstring harm he sustained throughout this yr’s Indian Premier League (IPL).
He had underwent remedy on the Nationwide Cricket Academy in Bengaluru.
Rohit flew right down to Australia in mid-December simply days earlier than the beginning of the Take a look at sequence. Whereas being quarantined in Sydney, he has not had any observe and might be rusty which might be why India’s head coach Ravi Shastri mentioned that the staff will take into account how he feels earlier than deciding whether or not to play him within the third Take a look at in Sydney.
“Rohit joins the staff tomorrow. We can have a chat with him to see the place he’s positioned bodily as a result of he has been quarantined for a few weeks. We must see now how he feels earlier than we take the decision,” mentioned Shastri.
In his absence, India first went with Prithvi Shaw and Mayank Agarwal within the first Take a look at. Shaw was changed by Shubman Gill within the second Take a look at and the latter impressed on debut, scoring 45 and an unbeaten 35 at an excellent strike charge as India received by eight wickets.
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