Prior to the T20 World Cup semifinal match against England, Indian skipper Rohit Sharma suffered a hard blow to the forearm during an optional training session on November 8. A short ball jumped off the length area and struck Rohit’s right forearm as he was going through his routine practice drills against the team’s throwdown expert S Raghu at the Adelaide Oval. The captain left the session right away because he was clearly in pain after missing a pull shot attempt.
His right arm had a large ice pack strapped to it. He watched the training session from a distance, sitting on an ice box, and appeared desolate and in immense pain. Paddy Upton, a mental conditioning coach, was observed speaking with him for a considerable amount of time. Rohit resumed training after applying an ice pack and taking some time to rest, but throwdown experts advised him not to go all out because he was primarily practicing defensive shots to ensure that his movements were natural.
Extent of Rohit’s injury not known yet
Even though the Indian medical team will evaluate him after the session, the extent of the injury is not yet known. The 35-year-old Indian captain has only one half-century in the ICC tournament so far. Rohit has struggled in the World Cup, scoring just 89 runs in five games, including a half-century against the Netherlands. Rohit was dismissed cheaply in India’s first match against Pakistan when he nicked Haris Rauf to second slip.
After scoring a crucial 53 against the Netherlands, Rohit got off to a good start against South Africa before mistiming a pull and being caught by Kagiso Rabada. Rohit failed again versus Bangladesh, as he cut Taskin Ahmed to point despite being given a lifeline, and he was dismissed against Zimbabwe while playing his favourite pull shot.
Moreover, Pakistan and New Zealand will square off in the first semifinal on November 9 in Sydney, while India will play England in this tournament’s second semifinal on November 10. The final of the T20 world cup 2022 is scheduled for November 13.