IND vs WI 3rd T20I: When Rohit hit Alzarri Joseph for a four and a six, he got off to an explosive start. However, as he attempted to take a single, he appeared to injure himself.
Tuesday’s third T20I match between India and West Indies saw the team’s captain retire hurt while batting. As he exited the field while holding his back, the captain appeared to have torn a muscle close to his waist.
The medical staff is monitoring the situation, and Sharma experienced a back spasm, which the BCCI later reported via its official Twitter account.
India won the game by seven wickets, and Rohit addressed the ailment in the post-game interview, saying, “It’s okay for now. The next game is in a few days, so maybe everything will go well.
When Rohit hit Alzarri Joseph for a four and a six, he got off to an explosive start. However, as he attempted to take a single, he appeared to injure himself.
It was unclear whether the injury was more severe than a muscle pull or whether he would be fit enough to play in the next two games in Florida on August 6 and 7.
Chetan Sharma, the head of the national selectors, was questioned earlier this year about how Rohit Sharma would handle the heavy workload given his history of physical problems.
“Rohit Sharma is our nation’s top cricketer. He is competing across all three platforms. It matters how we handle Rohit. Cricket players are experts and are aware of their bodies. Rohit is excellent, but yeah, we will occasionally have conversations with him. The selecting committee believes he is well, fine, and prepared to go.
India defeated West Indies in the game to lead the five-match series 2-1. With six balls remaining, India successfully chased the 165-run goal, with Suryakumar Yadav leading the way with a 44-ball 76. Rishabh Pant was still unbeaten after 33 balls.
Akeel Hosein, Dominic Drakes, and Jason Holder each claimed one wicket for the West Indies. Before losing the second T20I match by five wickets, India had won the first T20I by 68 runs.
West Indies scored 164 for five against India in their allotted 20 overs earlier after being asked to bat. West Indies opening batsman Kyle Mayers led the team with a 50-ball 73, and Rovman Powell chipped in with 23. Bhuvneshwar Kumar claimed two wickets for India, totaling 35 runs, while Arshdeep Singh and Hardik Pandya each secured one.