Thu, 4 Aug 2022

Rohit Sharma was in great pain. Even if he rests- Says Ex-Pakistan star!!

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Despite suffering a back spasm in India's seven-wicket victory over West Indies, captain Rohit Sharma is optimistic he will be fit for the fourth Twenty20 International on Saturday.

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The opener Rohit Sharma is optimistic about his return to the 4th T20I on Saturday after suffering a back spasm.

Rohit may return for the next 20-over game in Lauderhill, but former Pakistan spinner Danish Kaneria believes the Indian should take precautions to avoid aggravating the muscle twitch.

"When Rohit Sharma pulled the delivery for a boundary and the way he reacted, as a player, I knew he was in a lot of pain. He should prioritize his fitness and even if it means he needs to rest for the next two games, then it doesn't matter. India need Rohit Sharma for the Asia Cup and the T20 World Cup. So even if he rests, there are ample match-winners and captaincy options like Shreyas, Sanju Samson or even Rishabh Pant," said Kaneria on his YouTube channel.

"It is okay at the moment," Rohit said after the game. "We've got a few days between (now and) the next game, so hopefully I should be okay."

Kaneria heaped praise on Yadav's stroke-play and the Indian's ability to flick the ball with efficient wristwork. He has even moved up three spots to within two rating points of top-ranked Babar Azam in the T20I men's player rankings.

"We all know what an incredibly classical player SuryakumarYadav is. But in modern-day cricket, I don't think there's anyone who plays the flick shot as well as him. The way he uses his wrists over the top in the flick, is absolutely magnificent," said Kaneria.

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