Rohit Sharma suffers injury; Gavaskar a bit worried

Rohit Sharma

During India vs Bangladesh ODI match today at Dhaka, India skipper Rohit Sharma sustained an injury.

While fielding in the slips in the first innings of the match, Rohit badly injured his left thumb which started to bleed.

BCCI issued a statement about Rohit’s injury soon after the incident.

Former India captain, Sunil Gavaskar now feels that the injury could be more serious than it looks.

After the injury, Rohit did not come out to field for the remainder of the innings. Cameras spotted the Indian skipper with his heavily taped thumb.

Says Gavaskar,

It is a bit of a worry because he hasn’t been on the field since he got injured. So the injury could be a little more serious than what we know and that is the worry. There is still another one-day game left and two Test matches after that so hopefully it is nothing serious and they are just taking precautions in ensuring that he doesn’t have to bat.

After Sharma’s departure, KL Rahul took up the responsibility of captaincy along with wicketkeeping for India for the remainder of the game.

In the second innings, everyone was hoping that Rahul would be opening the innings but that did not happen.

Instead, Virat Kohli came out to bat with Shikhar Dhawan which left everyone quite surprised.

KL Rahul decided to stick to his position of No.4 in the batting order for India.

Adds Gavaskar,

He hasn’t as yet opened the batting in the 50-overs game. It’s a matter of just going one step up. If KL Rahul wasn’t a regular opening batsman, then it would have been a logical thing for the No.3 batsman to come up but Rahul has been opening the batting. The only thing might be that they want to give him a breather because he has kept wickets and captained as well.

India has lost the second ODI game by 5 runs against Bangladesh today. Sharma came very late in the batting order and scored a half-century.

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