Rohit Sharma lashes out at media house for reporting false news
He went through the yo-yo test today at the NCA in Bangalore.
Updated - Jun 20, 2018 5:54 pm
The Indian players picked for the limited-overs tour of England went through a yo-yo test on June 15 and Rohit Sharma wasn’t available for it. The same was communicated to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and they had agreed to a reschedule for the opener. Rohit took the test today at the National Cricket Academy in Bangalore with Ajinkya Rahane as his backup in case the Mumbai-batsman fails to breach the 16.1 mark in the fitness test which is a must clear criteria for selection in the national team.
Prior to that, a segment of media reported that the opening batsman failed in the test a couple of times and thus the attempt today was his third. He was unavailable for the test the first time with sponsor commitments that took him to Russia and he didn’t make it on Sunday either. Questions were raised with regards to his whereabouts in the media.
As per reports in India Today, it was learned about Rohit’s failures in the test. The news reached Rohit, obviously, it didn’t go down well and he severely criticized them for spreading undesired rumours surrounding his whereabouts.
He took to Twitter and wrote, “Dear… it’s no ones business how & where I spend my time.I’m entitled to have time off as long as I follow protocol.Let’s debate some real news shall we & to a few channels,I had just 1 chance to clear my yo-yo that was today.Verification before reporting is always a good idea”
Here is Rohit Sharma’s tweet
Dear… it’s no ones business how & where I spend my time.I’m entitled to have time off as long as I follow protocol.Let’s debate some real news shall we😊 & to a few channels,I had just 1 chance to clear my yo-yo that was today.Verification before reporting is always a good idea
— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) June 20, 2018
India are scheduled to play a couple of T20Is which will be followed by an ODI and T20I series versus England. Rohit has been a vital cog in the Indian team, especially in the limited overs formats and his role in the United Kingdom is expected to determine the team’s performance.