Rohit Sharma “Keeping fingers crossed”

India’s white-ball vice-captain, in a detailed conversation with this agency, opened about the left hamstring injury during IPL, which became a matter of intense speculation after he returned to action within days of being left out of the Australia tour earlier this month. He was subsequently added to the test squad.

He hit a match-winning knock of 68 off 50 balls in the IPL final against Delhi Capitals, playing through pain. Rohit is currently doing strength and conditioning work at the National Cricket Academy in Banglore before heading in Banglore to Australia.

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“Hamstring is feeling absolutely fine. Just started the process of getting it nice and strong. Before I play the longer format, I absolutely needed to be clear in mind that there is no stone that is left unturned, that’s probably the reason, I’am at the NCA,” Rohit said.

“So for me, it was not a concern what x,y or z was talking about like whether he would make it to Australia,” he said. “Once the injury happened, the next two days all I did was to figure out what I can do in the next 10 days- whether I will be able to play or not.”

Unless one goes to the ground, one won’t know how the body is shaping up, feels the five-time IPL champion captain. All Rohit needed was three and a half weeks to get ready for tests and he fails to understand what the fuss was all about given that the series starts December 17.