Huge setback for Mumbai Indians as star batsman is yet to recover from his thumb injury
With the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League is just a few days away, there is a huge setback for Mumbai Indians as one of the finest batsmen Suryakumar Yadav might not available for the first few games of the tournament.
Considering the reports from other sources, Suryakumar Yadav is yet to recover from his hairline fracture which is not a good sign for the five-time champions. Considering the reports from PTI, one of the officials from BCCI said, "Surya is currently at the NCA doing his rehabilitation.
He is well on his way to recovery but there is a possibility that his participation in the opening game will be a real touch-and-go affair. So there could be a possibility that he might be advised by the board’s medical team to not risk playing the opener."
"I think by the second MI game, he would be 100 per cent match fit. It is likely to be more of a precautionary measure if he doesn’t play the first game," the source added.
We just want to give him that freedom to bat: Rohit Sharma
After whitewashing Sri Lanka in the second and final Test match of the series, the skipper of India Rohit Sharma shared a lot in the post-match conference and said, "We know how he bats and, as a team, we just want to give him that freedom to bat in the way that he wants to bat.
But also keep in mind certain situations of the game, where the game is going, we have conveyed that to him but we want to stick with his game plan as a team," according to the reports from India Today.
"He is somebody who can change the game literally in half an hour or 40 minutes of the game. I think what comes with Rishabh Pant, we are ready to accept that. His keeping was the best that I have seen.
He kept well when England came last year and he seems to get better every time he keeps wickets for India, so that is something that I have been very impressed with," he added.