MUMBAI: Less than a week sooner than the nationwide selectors are house to meet here at the BCCI headquarters to consume India’s World Cup squad, opener and ODI vice-captain
picked up a leg damage which compelled him to fail to determine
game against Kings XI Punjab at the Wankhede Stadium here on Wednesday evening.
Rohit sustained the damage all over Tuesday evening’s practising session. India’s World Cup squad is determined to be picked on April 15 (Monday). In Rohit’s absence, MI were led by Kieron Pollard, with Siddhesh Lad, who changed the captain, making his debut for the franchise after a prolonged wait of 5 years. Paradoxically, Lad, who leads Mumbai in domestic cricket, is the son of Rohit’s childhood coach Dinesh Lad!
In an announcement on Wednesday, though, MI performed down fears of the damage being severe.
“Rohit had suffered a muscle spasm in his moral leg the day earlier than this present day all over practising. He has recovered vastly within the past 24 hours. As a precautionary measure, the MI administration has determined to relaxation him for the match against KXIP,” the personnel acknowledged within the statement.
Their skipper’s damage, at nearly the midway stage of the event, is a blow to the prospects of MI within the event. The properly-kept batsman had scored 118 runs in 5 video games on this edition of the IPL to this level, with 48 being his top rating.
Rohit, thus, neglected a golden chance to equal
‘s epic of most consecutive appearances for his personnel within the IPL. Before he sat out on Wednesday evening, Rohit had made 133 consecutive appearances for MI, whereas Raina holds the epic with 134 for
How distinguished MI would have neglected their captain would be gauged from the reality that the last time any individual rather then him led this personnel was once in 2013, when a particular Ricky Ponting was once at the helm.