Rohit Sharma won’t be playing in the entire five-Test series against England due to a thigh injury.
He sustained an injury to his right thigh during the fifth and final ODI against New Zealand on October 29 at Visakhapatnam. The test series commences on November 9 at Rajkot.
The Mumbai stroke player will need at least 6-8 weeks to recover and may even need surgery.
“Yes, unfortunately we have all seen on TV that Rohit Sharma is badly injured. And there is scope of surgical intervention, there is a chance (that) he is going to be assessed in England. In case it is required he might have to undergo a surgery,” chief selector M S K Prasad told a media conference after the selection committee meeting today to pick the Test squad. “The thigh muscle tendon has been injured for which he will be assessed by the specialists (in England),” intervened Dr M V Sridhar, BCCI’s general manager, cricket operations.
However, this isn’t the first time that Rohit couldn’t play due to injury.
In 2010, the Mumbaikar was all set to make his Test debut against Australia at Nagpur when he twisted his ankle while playing football with other team members just half an hour before the toss. Till date, the Nagpur-born batsman has played in 21 Tests and amassed 1,184 runs. The 29-year-old right-handed batsman holds the record for the highest score by any batsman in ODIs, when he stroked his way to an amazing 264 versus Sri Lanka at Kolkata in November 2014.