Hyderabad: The omission of Rohit Sharma from the squad set to tour Australia later this month has created ripples in Indian cricket circles. A few cricketers like Sunil Gavaskar slammed the lack of clarity on Rohit’s injury. Against popular notion, Rohit shocked everyone playing the IPL matches against SRH and DC on Thursday.
But there is no clarity on his exclusion for the tour Down Under. Former England captain Michael Vaughan felt that lack of fitness could be the reason for his ouster. “From Ravi Shastri’s statement, it reads to me that they want him 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.
“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,” he added.