Fitness is an important link in the Indian team captained by Virat Kohli. Kohli himself is quite fit and he is an example for fellow players and also motivates him for better fitness.
Former England captain Michael Vaughan believes that perhaps this is why Rohit Sharma (Rohit Sharm) is going to Australia for the Indian team (India Tour of Australia) Is not included.
Vaughan told Cricbuzz, ‘Looking at Ravi Shastri’s statement, it seems that the team management wants Sharma to improve his body a bit. Perhaps he is not as fit. You know how much Virat Kohli gives importance to fitness. If you are not fit according to that standard then you should move aside, no matter who you are. Maybe Rohit is not as fit as he can be.
Vaughan further said that the Indian team should be told accurately about the situation. They should explain why Rohit is not part of the team.
Vaughan continued, ‘If Rohit Sharma was hurt, tell me what the injury is. Keep everything clean. He seems to have a hamstring injury. Okay, we understand that he is not playing for this reason. And if they don’t get hurt anywhere else, I have never heard of this before.
The former England captain said, “I have never heard of a batsman not playing because he doesn’t get hurt.” Yes, I have heard this for bowlers. As happens in football, players have played so much that the risk of injury increases greatly – I have seen this happen with bowlers. But I have never seen this happen with batsmen.
He further said, ‘I am very keen on the next one week. How is it with Rohit Sharma, if he plays then of course he is going to Australia. If he is playing in the IPL, then I do not understand why he will not go to Australia.
Vaughan further said that India did not handle the issue properly.
He said, ‘I am quite surprised by the way this case was handled. It is quite strange and surprising that transparency was not taken on the whole issue. It should not have been handled like this. This is Rohit Sharma – if he is injured, then tell that he is injured. Players are injured, there is no problem.
Rohit Sharma also took the captaincy against Sunrisers Hyderabad in the last league match of IPL 2020, returning to the Mumbai Indians team on Tuesday. Regarding Rohit, who missed the last 4 matches in the IPL due to injury, former Indian opener Virender Sehwag said that he was surprised that Head Coach Ravi Shastri was not fully aware of his injury.
Sehwag told Cricbuzz, ‘It is quite surprising. It will be called Mismanagement by the BCCI. It is also very surprising that Rohit can play for the franchise, then why not for the country?