Rohit Sharma retired hurt in the second over in third West Indies vs India T20I

In the second over of the run chase in the third T20I match against the West Indies in St. Kitts, Rohit Sharma left after the physio attended to him.

The physio was sent out to help Rohit Sharma, who had opened the second over of the run chase with a six and a four that were separated by a dot ball. To the surprise of onlookers, Rohit appeared to be struggling and walked off after a lengthy conversation with the physio. The heat looked to have taken a toll on Rohit since the temperature in St. Kitts has been hovering around 35 degrees Celsius with a humidity level of 70%.

Rohit Sharma

However, the precise reason Rohit Sharma left the field was unclear, and the pundits suggested that dehydration could have been a factor. He was rumoured to have pulled a muscle earlier in the same over while attempting to swivel across to play a shot.

As India attempted to track down 165 in St. Kitts, Shreyas Iyer entered the room and joined Suryakumar Yadav.

The 35-year-old was later believed to have departed the field due to back spasms, which was confirmed by the team physio.

Since the Asia Cup 2022 will start later this month, he may be rested for the remainder of the series despite the injury’s severity.

In the second T20I played at the same location on Monday, Obed McCoy had dismissed Rohit for a golden duck, and the hosts had won by a margin of five wickets to even the five-match series.

At the Brian Lara Stadium in Tarouba, Trinidad, on Friday, the Indian captain helped his team score 190/6, good for a 68-run victory, after scoring 64 off 44, including seven fours and two sixes.

Regarding the current match, West Indies scored 164/5 after being given the opportunity to bat. Kyle Mayers led the way with 73 off 50, hitting eight balls over the fence and four others. In addition to reaching 50 T20I wickets, Hardik Pandya returned 1/19 from an efficient four-over spell while Bhuvneshwar Kumar collected 2/35.

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