Ahead of their ICC T20 World Cup semifinal encounter against England at the Adelaide Oval on Thursday (November 10) India skipper Rohit Sharma has reportedly sustained a forearm injury during a net session.
A report in crictracker.com said on Tuesday that an ice pack was strapped to the charismatic opener’s right arm. The report said Sharma then left the training arena to watch the proceedings from the sidelines before returning for practice. The 35-year-old still seemed to be in “deep discomfort”, said the report.
“Rohit Sharma was facing the Indian team’s throw-down expert S. Raghu at the Adelaide Oval as a part of the regular practice drills. During the session, a short ball suddenly jumped off the length area and struck the Indian captain on his right forearm,” the report said.
Sharma was looking to fend off the delivery but got hit. Following a brief period on the sidelines, with the icepack firmly in place, he resumed training but, this time only played defensive shots.
The report added the skipper will be assessed by the Indian support staff.
With the semifinal on Thursday, it remains to be seen how much the injury will impact Sharma’s training and his prospects of playing the last-four game. India will meet Jos Buttler’s side in the World Cup knockout clash after 35 years. The last time they met was during the 1987 World Cup semifinal at the Wankhede Stadium.