Ahead of their sixth game of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 edition against Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) scheduled later in the day, hosts Mumbai Indians (MI) have suffered a huge blow. MI skipper Rohit Sharma injured himself during the training session on the eve of the game against KXIP. This news also comes as a huge worry for Indian cricket as the 2019 World Cup is just around the corner. The MSK Prasad-led selection committee is scheduled to pick the final 15-member Indian squad for the mega event on April 15.
Rohit is an important member of the Indian team in the 50-overs set-up. He will be crucial to India’s chances in the upcoming tournament scheduled to start from 30th May in England and Wales. He is also the vice-captain of the team in the one-day international format and has been providing the side with great explosive starts on consistent basis. There is yet no clarity on the intensity of his injury. There isn’t any official word from the Mumbai Indians’ team management and the huge MI fanbase would surely be hoping that it is not anything major.
Rohit Sharma found to be limping back to the pavilion
During the practice session last evening (Tuesday), Rohit is reported to have pulled his hamstring while training in the outfield. According to some reports, he looked to be in serious discomfort and seemed to be in extreme pain. The Mumbai Indians team physiotherapist, Nitin Patel immediately rushed on to the field to have a look at Rohit’s injury and helped him be back on his feet. However, he was then seen limping his way back to the dressing room and did not returned to join the practice session again.
Rohit has experienced a decent run thus far in the season, but he hasn’t yet arrived in his usual form, scoring 118 runs in five games.