New Delhi: BCCI president Sourav Ganguly has provided an update on India’s limited-overs vice-captain Rohit Sharma’s injury. Rohit, who suffered a hamstring tear during recently concluded IPL, is ruled out of India’s upcoming limited-overs series against Australia. Also Read - India vs Australia: Virat Kohli Breaks MS Dhoni's Record For Most Fours as India Captain
The swashbuckling opener, however, returned to the ground for Mumbai Indians in their last three games of IPL. Rohit also guided Mumbai to the record-extending fifth IPL title on Tuesday with a five-wicket win over Delhi Capitals in the summit clash. Also Read - 2nd ODI India vs Australia 2020: KL Rahul Jokes About David Warner's Injury, Says Will be Nice if he Gets Injured For Long Time
Ganguly claims that Rohit is still only 70 per cent fit and BCCI is assessing his situation. Also Read - India vs Australia 2nd ODI: Hardik Pandya Bowls For First Time in Over a Year With Remodelled Action, Picks up Important Wicket of Steve Smith
“Rohit is still 70 per cent (fit). Why don’t you find out from Rohit himself? That is why he is still not picked for the ODIs and T20s down under. He has been added to the Test squad,” Ganguly told The Week.
“Rohit is injured at the moment. Otherwise, why would we leave out a player like him? He is the vice-captain of the national (limited-overs) team. ”
“We will have to assess him. I don’t know (when he can come back). He hasn’t played so far since the time he has got injured. We want him to recover. It’s the BCCI’s job to get their best players on the park. If he recovers, he plays,” Ganguly added.
The BCCI president talked about Wriddhiman Saha’s injury and claims the wicketkeeper-batsman is travelling to Australia because he will be fit for the Test series. Ganguly also bashed the people, who are constantly questioning BCCI for lack of transparency on players’ injury.
“Who should know (about player injuries)? We know, the Indian physio knows, the NCA knows,” Ganguly said. “I think people don’t know how the BCCI works. The BCCI trainers, physio and Wriddhi himself know that he has two hamstring issues. People don’t understand injuries, that is why they talk rubbish.
“Wriddhi is travelling to Australia because he will be fit for Tests. He is not part of the shorter formats. For the entire duration of the IPL, Indian physios and trainers were in Dubai. [India physio] Dr. Nitin Patel is managing injuries and monitoring it all,” Ganguly said.