Suryakumar Yadav took to social media to share a picture with his Mumbai Indians’ (MI) skipper Rohit Sharma that was taken at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore. Yadav is currently training there and will depart to South Africa for the three-match ODI series against the Proteas that will commence on 19th January 2022.
Also, Sharma is already in the National Cricket Academy (NCA) and is on his road to recovery. The ‘Hitman’ was not named in the Indian squad for the ODI series against South Africa as he is suffering from a hamstring injury.
Meanwhile, Yadav took to Twitter and just tweeted 2 words. “Hey b-Ro,” tweeted Suryakumar Yadav while sharing the picture taken with Sharma. You can see the tweet from Yadav below.
Hey b-Ro💙🤗 pic.twitter.com/i5p6WTn0mO
— Surya Kumar Yadav (@surya_14kumar) January 6, 2022
Chetan Sharma reveals why Rohit Sharma was not picked for the ODI series against South Africa
Also, the chief selector of the Indian cricket team, Chetan Sharma revealed that Rohit Sharma was not picked in the Indian ODI squad as the selectors wanted the ‘Hitman’ to focus on regaining full fitness. Adding that there is so much cricket being played, Chetan Sharma stated that no cricketer will intentionally injure himself.
“This is the only reason we decided that he (Rohit) goes and do his rehab, work on his fitness, work on his muscles. There is so much cricket (happening). No player wishes for an injury, everybody wants to play, nobody gets injured intentionally,” said Chetan Sharma as quoted by India Today.
Chetan Sharma also added that the Indian selectors did not want to risk picking Rohit Sharma before he regains full fitness as there is the T20 World Cup lined up this year.
“And this was the reason to stop Rohit from these three matches, that he is 100 percent fit, there is the World Cup in front of you, there are important series in front of you, that is the reason,” concluded Chetan Sharma.