Indian skipper Rohit Sharma on Friday (November 1) received a blow of his left thigh during the net session ahead of the first T20 international against Bangladesh at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi.
Rohit was hit by a sharp delivery while taking throwdowns, forcing him to leave the practice session.
The top-order batsman who will lead the Indian squad in the three-match series in Virat Kohli’s absence immediately left the nets and it was visible that he wasn’t happy with the pace at which the throwdown delivery was hurled at him.
Usually, the batsmen take throwdowns in order to get some rhythm before facing bowlers in the nets. However, the practice pitches in most Indian grounds are not of great quality and players should take extra caution during the sessions.
The Indian team has designated a left-arm throwdown expert in Sri Lanka’s Nuwan to counter left-arm seamers in the opposition, Mustafizur Rahaman in this particular series.
It was learned that Rohit was taking treatment for the blow and didn’t take further part in the net session. “Rohit is getting treatment and we will update you when we get the details,” a team source told PTI.
The practice session was a good enough indicator that Sanju Samson will not be keeping wickets as he was seen fielding with others and number one choice Rishabh Pant was seen devoting extra time to his glove work.
All eyes were on big-hitting Mumbai all-rounder Shivam Dube who was seen talking to head coach Ravi Shastri.
(With inputs from agencies)