India vice-captain Rohit Sharma’s right leg muscle spasm, five days ahead of the World Cup squad announcement, will keep the national selection committee worried. On Wednesday, Rohit missed an IPL game for the first time in last 11 seasons during which he had played for the now defunct Deccan Chargers and then his current team Mumbai Indians. Also Read - Rajasthan Royals Confirm Ben Stokes Ruled Out of IPL 2021 Due to Broken Finger
“Rohit Sharma had suffered right leg muscle spasm yesterday during training. Rohit has recovered significantly in the past 24 hours. As a precautionary measure, Mumbai Indians management has decided to rest Rohit for one match vs KXIP,” MI said in a statement. While it may just be a scare but any degree of injury to any WC squad member will keep everyone concerned. Also Read - IPL 2021: Rahul Chahar, Krunal Pandya Shine as Mumbai Indians Continue Domination Over Kolkata Knight Riders With 10-Run Win
“Rohit is fine but as a precautionary measure, we have decided to give him as a rest,” stand-in captain Kieron Pollard said. Also Read - IPL 2021 Points Table After KKR vs MI Match 5: Mumbai Indians Climb to Second Spot; Nitish Rana Bags Orange Cap, Andre Russell Grabs Purple
With MI playing three games in the next eight days, the Indian team management will keep a tab on his injury management.
Rohit is the second most important batsman after Virat Kohli in the Indian team and coach Ravi Shastri and physio Patrick Farhart will keep a keen eye on his recovery.
It is expected that Farhart will be coordinating with MI Physio Nitin Patel on his injury management programme as it is the case with all centrally-contracted players in the league.