Sehwag slams selectors, questions Rohit’s presence in MI camp
Former Indian opening batsman Virender Sehwag hit out at the Indian national team selectors for not picking Rohit Sharma in the Team India squads for upcoming India’s tour of Australia. The Indian selectors announced the squads on Monday evening and the BCCI Twitter handle came up with squads of three different formats.
Surprisingly, Rohit Sharma’s name was missing in all the squads. The major reason behind his absence was because of his hamstring injury which he sustained while playing against KL Rahul-led Kings XI Punjab earlier this month. After announcing the Team squads, BCCI added that its medical team would closely track Rohit Sharma’s progress.
However, netizens suspect that there is something wrong between Rohit Sharma and Team India. Even after BCCI announced the Team squads, Mumbai Indians franchise surprised everyone by announcing that Rohit Sharma has returned to training. Mumbai Indians also post pictures and video clips of Rohit batting in the nets.
Meanwhile, Virender Sehwag said it was a bit harsh to not pick Rohit Sharma based on the present state of his hamstring injury, given that this is going to be a long tour.
“During my playing days, when Srikkanth was the chairman of selectors, if a player was injured on the day of selection then he was not picked. But this is a long tour and Rohit Sharma is an important player, so if he has not been picked keeping in mind his injury status today then I guess it is a bit harsh on him,” the former Indian opener Sehwag told Cricbuzz.
“Even I have no update on Rohit Sharma’s injury status. The media should ask this question. Earlier it was told that he is unwell, if he is unwell then what is he doing inside the stadium. He was seen during both matches. If he is unwell then he should be on bed rest to recover as soon as possible. So, clearly he is not unwell,” Sehwag said while questioning Rohit Sharma’s presence at the Mumbai Indians’ dugout.
“In that case the franchise should give a statement about the nature of his injury. A video was shared by Mumbai Indians of him practicing, which clearly shows he is trying to get back to fitness but there needs to be a statement. These days you don’t even need a statement, he has his social media where he can just put a line about his condition,” he added.