Rohit Sharma has injured himself during the the tour of New Zealand earlier this year. Even though he was ready to make a comeback, the Coronavirus outbreak put a stop to all his plans.
While playing the final T20I against New Zealand at Mount Maunganui, Sharma ended up with a sever calf injury. This injury became a reason why he had to forfeit the follow ODI and Test matches. On top of that, he wasn’t included in the squad which was playing against South Africa. During that period, Sharma was undergoing rehabilitation.
Rohit Sharma will have to go through with his fitness tests before resuming on-field duties
However, the Indian opener says that he is fit to come back to the field. In fact, he would made a return had Coronavirus lockdown not put a dent in his plans. Now, once everything reopens he will first need to do to NCA for his fitness tests. Only after the results give him a clean chit can he resume his on-field duties.
“Once everything opens up, I have to first go to the centre (NCA) and give my fitness test and once I pass the fitness test I will be allowed to go and resume my duties with the team.”
The Indian opener will have to wait longer than his teammates to begin practice again
Rohit Sharma has been absent from the field than most of his teammates. Furthermore, he will probably not be able to go on-field anytime soon. Mumbai (his resident city) is still seeing rise in COVID-19 cases than other Indian cities.
“I am assuming that those (other) places might open up a lot earlier than Mumbai. The city where I stay is the most infected. I feel the other guys will send me videos of catching up with each other.”
Finally, Sharma opens up about how the team becomes a family given that they spend almost 300 days out of 365 days together. So, one of the first things he wants to do when the lockdown protocols lift is to catch up with his on-field family.
“When you are playing together, almost from 365 days we are together for 300 days, we are playing, travelling together, so it’s like a family.”
“So the first thing I want to do is to catch up with all these guys and try to hit some balls as soon as I can.”