Rohit Sharma on Friday gave India fans and team management an injury scare when he left the net session midway after taking a blow on his left abdomen.
The Indian skipper was facing throwdowns from batting coach Vikram Rathour and throwing expert Nuwan Seneviratne of Sri Lanka when one sharp delivery hit Rohit on the inside region of his left thigh.
Rohit did not return to batting at the nets after taking the blow. The right-handed batsman was visibly unhappy with the pace at which the ball was bowled at him, according to PTI.
The Indian team has a designated left-arm throwdown expert in Sri Lanka’s Nuwan to counter left-arm seamers in the opposition, Mustafizur Rahaman, in this particular series.
Rohit, who will lead India in the upcoming three-match T20I series against Bangladesh in Virat Kohli’s absence, however, has been declared fit for the first game in Delhi.
Rohit is coming off after an incredible Test series against the visiting South Africa, where he scored 529 runs at 132.25 in just four innings. He smashed three centuries in the series, including a double hundred.
Before that, the 31-year-old had a tremendous World Cup 2019, where he finished as the tournament’s top scorer, with the help of five centuries.