Rohit Sharma recovers from injury, set to return for second test: Reports

Rohit Sharma

Indian captain, Rohit Sharma missed the first test against Bangladesh owing to a thumb injury. However, reports suggest that the skipper is fit and all set to make a return.

Rohit Sharma faced severe backlash after India failed to reach the finals of the T20 World Cup 2022. The bilateral series against Bangladesh provided a chance at redemption for the skipper. Rohit failed in the first ODI as India lost a last-over thriller.

However, Rohit Sharma sustained a thumb injury early in the match. As a result, the skipper went off the field and did not return for the entire first innings. Moreover, he did not even come to bat. The BCCI announced on social media that Rohit had been taken for a quick scan. The scan revealed that Sharma dislocated his thumb.

His chances of a return for the rest of the match looked bleak. But, the champion returned in the chase at no.9 to rescue the team. Rohit Sharma had a lot of padding on his thumb and looked uncomfortable. Nevertheless, he decided to continue. Rohit almost took the team home owing to last minute heroics with a broken thumb. He scored 51 runs off just 28 balls, but India fell short by just 5 runs at the end.

Rohit Sharma to return for the second test against Bangladesh: Reports

As his injury worsened, Rohit Sharma was ruled out of the third ODI as well as the first test against Bangladesh. Rahul Dravid also revealed that the captain had to take a lot of injections to come out to bat.

The Mumbai lad was sent back to India for rehabilitation. However, new reports have emerged indicating that Rohit has cleared the fitness test and is all set to fly back to Bangladesh for the second test match. KL Rahul is filling Rohit’s shoes temporarily and leading the team in his absence.

Coming back to the first game, Bangladesh is 272/6 at the end of Day 4. The hosts need 241 runs to win, whereas India needs 4 more wickets to seal the game.

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