Rohit Sharma became the latest Indian cricketer to resume outdoor training. Team India's white-ball vice-captain first took part in a workout session with his wife and then went out to the park. After completing both the sessions, Rohit also shared a post on Instagram.
Like other cricketers, Rohit has also been confined to his home since March. But he has been away from the game for a longer period than the other players. Rohit, who was leading the team in the fifth T20I against New Zealand in the first week of February, had suffered a calf injury. As a result, he missed the ODI and Test series that Followed. He also missed the ODI series against South Africa (last two ODIs of the series were postponed).
Rohit hasn't played any competitive game for almost five months now. After a long time, he hit the field and shared the news on Instagram. Check out his post - https://www.instagram.com/p/CB0g1wUhC1z/?utm_source=ig_embed
A few Indian cricketers resumed training after government's new guidelines last month but those stuck in Mumbai, the worst-hit city in Maharashtra, weren't allowed to do so.
Shardul Thakur, who lives in Palghar, had become the first Indian cricketer to resume training. Although Thakur's move didn't impress BCCI as there were reports that the board wasn't happy with a centrally-contracted player resuming training without its permission.
Following him, the likes of Robin Uthappa, Shreyas Gopal, Washington Sundar and a few players also resumed training. Earlier this week, senior pacer Ishant Sharma shared a clip of him training outside. Since BCCI is looking to stage IPL this year, the news of players training on their own is a big relief for the board.
The board doesn't have any plans to hold training sessions for international players as of now. It will first have to get permission from the Indian government. BCCI is looking at September-October window to stage IPL and the board is only expected to organise sessions for the players once the situation improves.