Bad news for Team India fans
Even before the tour of South Africa, Rohit Sharma suffered a hamstring strain and is currently undergoing rehabilitation at the National Cricket Academy (NCA). According to Sports Today, Rohit is still not fit and so the announcement of Team India for the South Africa ODI series is being delayed. The selection committee is waiting until the last minute for the captain of the white ball team to be fit.
Rohit Sharma has come up with this big update
The Indian squad for the ODI series against South Africa may be announced on December 30 or 31 and if Rohit is not fit by then, KL Rahul will be the captain of the Indian team for the ODI series in his place. In other words, Test captain Virat Kohli will be seen playing in the ODI series led by opener Rahul. Rahul is currently the co-captain of the Test team.
There was also controversy over captaincy
Recently, the selectors decided to replace Virat Kohli with Rohit Sharma as India’s ODI captain. Controversy erupted over the removal of Kohli from the ODI captaincy after he left the T20 captaincy. Kohli sparked controversy with his statement before leaving for South Africa. Now he will not lead the team in Rohit’s absence, so Rahul is the best option. Rahul leads Punjab Kings in IPL
How long will Rohit Sharma be healthy?
The report further said that it is difficult for Rohit to be fit for the ODI series as he has suffered a hamstring injury. This injury takes 4 to 6 weeks to heal. Now it remains to be seen how long Rohit Sharma will be fit. In fact, the selectors removed Virat Kohli from the ODI captaincy before the tour of South Africa. Virat relinquished his T20 captaincy after the 2021 T20 World Cup and has since lost his ODI captaincy. Earlier, it was reported that Rohit had passed his first fitness test before the announcement of the squad for the ODI series against South Africa and could join the team before the third Test. Rohit is in NCA, where he is recovering from an injury. Apart from Rohit, Rabindra Jadeja and Akshar Patel are also rehabilitating in NCA.