Updated: December 15, 2020 2:31 p.m. IST
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New Delhi [India], 15 December (ANI): After days of speculation and suspense, Indian opener Rohit Sharma finally left for Australia in the early hours of Tuesday as he looks to be ready in time to play the third Test match in the four-match series against Australia that begins with the day-night Test at the Adelaide Oval on Thursday.
Speaking to ANI, sources familiar with developments said India’s limited deputy has left for Australia via Dubai and intends to continue working on his suitability during his quarantine period. “He left early today and is going to Australia via Dubai,” the source said.
Injured his hamstring during the Indian FAS Premier League in UAE, he was initially left out of the Australian tour before the selectors reassessed his injury status and added him to the squad for the examination series.
While the initial thought was that Rohit would travel to Australia with the rest of the squad and continue to work on his popliteal with the Indian physicists, he went home to be with his ailing father. The opener headed to the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru post-Divali to undergo drug therapy with the physicists at the NCA.
Physicists at the NCA gave him a clean slate on Friday and the BCCI sent an official release on Saturday saying that while he is “clinically fit” to go to Australia, he will continue to work on his endurance during his quarantine period there.
“Team India Bars Rohit Sharma has completed his rehabilitation process at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru and is now clinically fit. He has been rehabilitating and training at NCA since November 19 after a high level left hamstring injury suffered during the Indian Premier League (IPL) ).
“The NCA medical team was pleased with Sharma’s physical fitness after assessing him with different metrics that tested his skills in terms of batting, launching and running between the wickets. Sharma’s physical fitness was satisfactory, however he will have to continue. work on his endurance.
“He has been given a detailed program to follow during the two weeks he will be in quarantine. He will be reassessed by Team India’s medical team after his quarantine to establish his suitability and call for his participation in the border. -Gavaskar Trophy will be taken accordingly, ”said the BCCI edition.
With the third Test starting on 7 January, Rohit must be ready to be part of the game at the Sydney Cricket Ground. (ANI)