Rohit Sharma joins Team India in Melbourne


Star batsman Rohit Sharma on Wednesday joined the Indian group right here after finishing his two-week quarantine in Sydney, bolstering the vacationers who’re on a excessive after scripting an unbelievable comeback in the continuing four-match Test collection in opposition to Australia.

Days after recording their lowest Test whole of 36 in the series-opener in Adelaide, the Indian group staged a exceptional turnaround to humble Australia by eights wickets and degree the rubber on the MCG.

Rohit’s inclusion will strengthen the group that was going via one in every of its worst phases final week.

“So how was your quarantine, my friend,” chief coach Ravi Shastri was heard asking Rohit in a video posted by BCCI.

The batsman was heard saying he’s feeling youthful.

Rohit exchanged greetings with the likes of Cheteshwar Pujara, Umesh Yadav, Wriddhiman Saha, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Siraj and batting coach Vikram Rathour.

Shastri stated the medical group will have a look at how the participant is bodily after finishing his quarantine earlier than a name is taken on his inclusion in the taking part in XI for the third Test in opposition to Australia in Sydney.

The third Test is scheduled to be performed from January 7.

“We will have a chat with him to see where he is placed physically because he has been in quarantine for the last couple of weeks. We’ll also see how he feels before we take the call,” Shastri had stated in the post-match press convention after India’s win on Tuesday.

On December 11, the BCCI had introduced that the opener cleared the eagerly-watched health check on the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru, paving the best way for his departure for Australia forward of the four-Test collection.

Rohit had sustained a hamstring damage through the IPL, which led to him lacking the white-ball leg and the primary two Tests of the continuing tour.

It stays to be seen who makes approach for Rohit from the aspect that trounced Australia in the second Test.

Batting nice Sunil Gavaskar has backed the swashbuckling Mumbaikar to open the batting with the younger Shubman Gill in Sydney.


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