Sydney Just hours after captain Virat Kohli complained about Rohit Sharma 's injury 'not getting the picture clear', the Indian Cricket Board has clarified that Rohit could not go to Australia after the IPL due to his father being ill. Apart from this, the board also said that fast bowler Ishant Sharma will not be able to play the Test series starting on 17 December as he will not be fit till then. The board said that Rohit's fitness test will be held on December 11, after which a decision will be taken to play his Test series.
After Kohli expressed displeasure over Rohit's lack of information on fitness, BCCI secretary Jay Shah said in a statement, "Rohit Sharma had to return to Mumbai after IPL as his father is ill. Now his father is recovering from which he has been able to come to the NCA and his rehabilitation has started. ”He may be ruled out of the first two Tests due to the 14-day separation rule in Australia. The series will begin with day and night matches in Adelaide. Rohit suffered a hamstring injury during the IPL. Kohli said that he does not know why Rohit is not doing rehabilitation with Wriddhiman Saha in Australia. Shah said, "Rohit is currently in the National Cricket Academy. His fitness test will be held on 11 December.
Only then will it be known whether he will be able to play in the Border Gavaskar Trophy series in Australia. ”It is understood that the entire misunderstanding arose from the BCCI's cricket operations team. It is also learned that BCCI President Sourav Ganguly will request Cricket Australia CEO Nick Hawkley that if Rohit goes to Australia, he should be allowed to practice during 14 days of abstention. Regarding Ishant, Shah said, "He has recovered completely from left hand injury but it will take time to regain match fitness." For this reason, he will not be able to play the Test series.