Indian cricketer and current Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma said that he was keen to start on the field of this season 10th on a high. Sharma fit again after his treatment surgery to his thigh muscle which kept back from cricket for five months.
The 29-year-old right-handed batsman and right-arm off break bowler Rohit said at his first media conference, “It feels a long time, actually more than five months. I am looking forward to getting back onto the field.”
“I missed a lot of games, but its part of any sportsman’s career when injury happens. I am not looking backwards and want to start the season on a high.”
Rohit agreed that the feared terror worst when heard a loud pop when taking a single in the ODI match against New Zealand at Vishakapatnam. He missed the whole series against England and also the four-Test match against Australia.
Mumbai Indians captain explained that “To be honest I was scared; it’s something that had never happened. I heard a loud noise when taking the run. I got the MRI done but once days passed by we contacted a lot of doctors and spoke to (Indian team physio) Patrick Farhart as well.”
“They all gave me confidence that it’s not a major problem and was a small injury. I went through it quite comfortably.”
Talking about his injury, Rohit said “I am just 29. Five months missing cricket does not do any bad. These things will happen in future too. In your career you will miss games. It has happened before and now it does not come as a surprise.”
“It’s important for me to stay strong and focus ahead. I am looking forward and there’s so much cricket coming up.”
Rohit said about his tough sitting in the hotel room and watching his teammate playing strong against Australia in Bangalore. He added “It was tough sitting in the hotel room and watching the team play. Yes, you have to go through it and I have done it many times.”
“I was focusing on how quick I could get on the field. I give a lot of credit to NCA staff. When you have a big injury you tend to lose muscle strength. It was a big challenge to get it back and become lot stronger. Thankfully I am back on field and ready to play again.”