‘Good to be back on the park’ – Rohit Sharma returns to outdoor training after coronavirus break
Rohit, after suffering a calf-injury during India's tour of New Zealand, was craving to return back to the field.
Updated - Jun 26, 2020 12:45 pm
The coronavirus pandemic has left the sporting scenario in doldrums as the world hasn’t been able to witness any on-field action in the past few months. Talking about cricket, the players have been left with no choice but to stay at home during the COVID-19 debacle. The last international action for the cricket fanatics was the ODI encounter at the SCG between Australia and New Zealand.
Since the commencement of ‘Unlock 1’ across the country, many India internationals have resorted to outdoor training to get back in touch with their game. Pacer Shardul Thakur was the first Indian cricketer to resume training last month, who was followed by the likes of Mohammed Shami, Ravichandran Ashwin, Cheteshwar Pujara and Ishant Sharma.
There hasn’t been any concrete news over the resumption of cricket in India yet. However, players have already started sweating it out and be on their toes whenever the cricketing action kicks off in the near future. The newest entrant in this list is Team India opener Rohit Sharma, who braced the field on Thursday to do his first outdoor training session after three months of gap.
Felt like myself after a long time: Rohit Sharma
Rohit, after suffering a calf-injury during India’s tour of New Zealand, was craving to return back to the field. The swashbuckling opener finally got the much-needed practice which he was longing for.
Known for his impeccable timing and mammoth sixes, Rohit shared his post-workout picture on Instagram and captioned the post, “Good to be back on the park getting some work done, felt like myself after a long time.” However, the ground on which Rohit trained couldn’t be ascertained from the picture.
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Had the IPL 2020 commenced from March 29 this year, Rohit would have been leading Mumbai Indians in the tournament. However, the premier T20 league was postponed in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic and it is anticipated to be hosted in the latter part of the year.
Rohit is the most successful skipper in the history of the IPL, having led MI to four titles. The previous year was a remarkable year in the right-hander’s career due to his performance in the 2019 World Cup.
Along with finishing as the leading run-scorer, Rohit smashed five tons in the showpiece event and became the first batsman to achieve this feat. Meanwhile, amid the pandemic situation, Rohit had even shared his daily routine with his fans, involving his daughter Samaira and wife Ritika.