It was always feared that the toil and burnout due to the prolonged duration of the Indian Premier League (IPL) could cause injuries to key Indian players. This fear has reignited with the latest injury scare faced by Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma.
The classy right-handed batsman hurt his right hamstring ahead of the clash against Kings XI Punjab. The ‘Hitman’ was observed to writhing in pain, clutching his area of injury during team practice and later hobbled off to the dressing room.
This does not bode well for the Indian selectors, who are already wary of the depleting resources and cannot afford to lose such a vital cog in the side to injury. With less than a week away from the announcement of India’s final squad for the forthcoming World Cup, it remains to be seen how soon Rohit will be back on his feet.