BCCI President Sourav Ganguly said that he is still hopeful about Rohit Sharma’s selection in the Indian national side for the coming tour of Australia. Talking in an interview when Sourav was asked about the Indian opening batsman, he said Rohit is suffering from a hamstring tear and it’s been reported by the physio of the national team and also Mumbai Indians.
Ganguly also said that Rohit as a batsman is an asset for India and he wants him to fully recover and back to the national side, he further added and said Rohit along with captain Virat Kohli make the national side even stronger. He said he is not sure whether he is going to straight forward comeback in the white ball games, but he is hoping him to be fit for the four test matches in Australia. Sourav also talked about the Indian pacer Ishant Sharma and said that he is definitely going to be fit for the coming tour and would be available for the test matches.
BCCI President feels that the test matches are more important whether it’s a test match in Lords, boxing day test match, or a day-night test match, he said everyone wants to make their mark in such historical test matches. Former Indian cricket captain said that we always talk about one day and t20 cricket but test cricket is more important and he wants his best players to be fit and available for any such important game.
Ishant Sharma is currently in NCA, Bangalore, and getting recover under former India’s great Rahul Dravid, who is in charge of NCA. The Delhi pacer will start bowling from 18 November and as per BCCI rule he will have to prove his fitness in any four-day game, which he will get to play in Australia, Sourav added.
Rohit Sharma is currently leading Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League in UAE and they have to play the final of IPL against Delhi Capitals. Ganguly said that the final picture will be clear in 7 – 8 days.