Mumbai Indians stand-in captain Kieron Pollard on Saturday informed that regular skipper Rohit Sharma’s injured left hamstring is on the mend and he is expected to be back soon for the team.
Rohit sustained a recurrent left hamstring injury during MI’s IPL match against Kings Xi Punjab, which also prompted the national selection committee to leave him out of the Australia-bound Indian team.
“Rohit is getting better and hopefully he’ll be back soon,” Pollard said at the post-match presentation without putting a date on his comeback.
There was a possibility of Rohit returning to action on November 3 during Mumbai Indians’ last league game against Sunrisers Hyderabad, but the match is now inconsequential with the defending champions having ensured a top-two finish after beating Delhi Capitals here on Saturday.
“There is a bright chance of Rohit playing in the play-offs. Having ensured a top-two finish, it gives him extra days to get fitter,” a source privy to the senior cricketer’s injury management told PTI on conditions of anonymity.
Meanwhile, the BCCI medical team is set to assess India’s limited-overs deputy on Sunday to take a final call on whether or not he is good to be a part of the series which gets underway on November 27.
Speaking to ANI, a BCCI functionary in the know of developments confirmed that the Mumbai Indians skipper will be assessed on Sunday and the area of focus would be his acceleration and deceleration process.