Rohit Could be in Danger of More Injuries

Ravi Shastri reveals medical report

Rohit Sharma in action for India

Head coach Ravi Shastri says Rohit Sharma was not included in the India squad after advice from his medical report.

The Mumbai skipper has missed the last few IPL matches and may also miss their final group game against Sunrisers Hyderabad.

That hamstring trouble has also meant he has not been included in India’s squad to travel to Australia at the end of the year.

Shastri has now revealed the decision came after a medical report on Rohit said “he could be in danger of injuring himself again”.

He said: “It's being handled by the people in charge of the medical part of it. We don't get involved in that. They have submitted a report to the selectors and they have gone about their business.

I have no say, neither am I a part of the selection. All I know is the medical report says he could be in danger of injuring himself again if he is not careful,” he told Times Now.

India head to Australia on November 27 for four Test matches, three ODIs and three T20Is.

Shastri’s Words of Warning

Meanwhile, the coach also underlined how important it is for Rohit to look after his health.

Shastri felt he would have played for India for longer if he hadn’t have pushed for more action at the wrong time.

He said: “There is nothing more frustrating for a player than getting injured. Sometimes you know, you want to get out of that room of yours and try and see how quickly you can come back.

“And therein lies the grey area. Therein lies the problem where you want to go and play, you want to test yourself. But only you will know at the back of your mind whether you are 100%, whether there is a chance of going at it again.

“What I fear, I have been through that as a cricketer myself. I finished my career in 1991 when I went back to Australia when I shouldn't have. If I had taken a break for three or four months, I could've played five years longer for India.

“So, I speak from experience. It is a similar case. I wanted to go. Doctors told me don't go. It was greed. I was in tremendous form so there was this eagerness to go back. I hope Rohit's case is not that serious and the same with Ishant (Sharma).”

Delhi’s Ishant Sharma has also been left out of the upcoming tour after picking up an injury in the Indian Premier League.

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