"I was hit yesterday.."- Rohit Sharma gives an important update on his injury during net session ahead of semi-final
India will lock horns with England on Thursday in the second semi-final of the tournament at Adelaide Oval. The Men in Blue began their training on Tuesday to get ready for a mega clash. However, the first day at the training session didn't go well for the Indian skipper.
He was hit by the ball on his arm while doing the practice, which left the Indian fans worried about Rohit, and there was a major injury scare ahead of the semi-final against England. Notably, India, who finished at the top of the table, ended the group stage with a big win of 71 runs against Zimbabwe.
Overall, they won four out of the five games they played in their group stage. As the table-topper from Group 2, they are scheduled to play England in the semi-final. But ahead of that match, some media reports claimed that Rohit, who was facing throwdowns, was hit by the ball.
Some media journalists who were there near the training ground also shot the video of Rohit Sharma sitting down in pain. However, later it was confirmed that the skipper was back to training after a gap of 40 minutes.
On Wednesday, the Indian captain addressed the media and finally spoke about the scenario and his availability for the match against England on Thursday. Although it was not a big injury, some media reports suggested that it was a potential injury scare for Team India.
In the press conference, Rohit said on his injury, "I was hit yesterday but it seems to be fine now. There was a little bruise but it is absolutely fine now."
Rohit, who is known as the best Indian batter when it comes to playing the pull shot, has been caught in the middle while playing this shot in the ongoing tournament. That has resulted in his dismissal from a few games. He hasn't been at his best in this World Cup so far.
Rohit also believes that knockout games on the biggest stage are crucial and that one poor performance can jeopardize a cricketer's career. However, he also said that people should not criticize anyone on the basis of one game.
India hasn't won an ICC tournament since 2013, which came under MS Dhoni when India won the Champions Trophy. Meanwhile, India has reached the knockout stages a few times but hasn't won any major tournaments.