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Rohit hurt while practicing to counter Mustafiz

Published : 01 Nov 2019 09:51 PM | Updated : 07 Sep 2020 07:51 AM

India's T20 side captain Rohit Sharma was hit on his left thigh during training how to counter Bangladesh's left-arm fast bowlers at the net practice at Arun Jaitley Stadium in New Delhi on Friday, forcing him to leave the net session ahead of Sunday's T20 International. Rohit, who will lead India in the three-match series in Virat Kohli's absence, received the blow while taking throw-downs early in the net session. After a few throw-downs, one sharp delivery hit Rohit on his left thigh.

He immediately left the nets and it was visible that he was not at all happy with the pace at which the throw-down ball was hurled at him.
The Indian team has a designated a left-arm throwdown expert in Sri Lanka's Nuwan to counter left-arm pace bowlers in rival teams. In the present case, it is going to be Bangladesh's Mustafizur Rahaman in the upcoming series. Usually, the batsmen take throw-downs in order to get some rhythm before facing bowlers in the nets. It was learnt that Rohit was taking treatment for the blow and didn't take further part in the net session.