Kohli behind Rohit’s omission from India team?
Former England captain Michael Vaughan thinks that the hard physical fitness rules set by India captain Virat Kohli might be the reason of omission of Rohit Sharma from Australia tour.
After taking the responsibilities of captaincy of India cricket team, Kohli has maintained the fitness related issues strictly. He has always focused on physical fitness and also led from the front. Even Kohli is one of the fittest cricketer in the world.
“From Ravi Shastri’s statement, it reads to me that they want him [Rohit Sharma] to get more conditioned in the body. Maybe he’s not quite as fit. We know the kind of bus Virat Kohli drives is a very fit one. If you are not part of the fit bus, you kind of get moved aside, does not matter who you are. That’s the matter, maybe he is not as fit as he could be,”
Vaughan said on Cricbuzz.
Vaughan added that India team management should clear the reason behind Rohit’s exclusion from the squad. “If Rohit Sharma has got an injury, tell us what the injury is. Make it very clear, that look he’s got a hamstring problem. Fine, not a problem, we understand that is why he is not playing. If it is just that because he is not playing because he might get injured, I have never heard that before in my life,” Vaughan said.
“I have never heard that in a cricket team. A batsman is not playing because he might get injured. I have seen it with bowlers, like in football, a player might reach a stage where they have played so much that injury is minutes away – I have seen that with bowlers. I have never heard the same with a batsman.”
“I am intrigued about the next week or so – how it plays with Rohit Sharma, if he does play, then surely he is going to Australia. I can’t see why he would not go to Australia if he is playing in the IPL.”