Rohit Sharma Faces Injury Scare as He Gets Hit on Thumb Before WTC Final

Rohit Sharma Faces Injury Scare as He Gets Hit on Thumb Before WTC Final

One day before the World Test Championship (WTC) Final versus Australia at the Oval, India’s captain Rohit Sharma had a little injury scare. The right-handed opener was hit on his right thumb during Tuesday’s optional practise, and in photos shared on social media by several journalists, he was seen taping it up. After being struck, the India captain left the drills, and even though he returned to the middle later, he did not participate.

Injuries, especially to key players, can significantly impact a team’s morale and game plan. Rohit’s potential absence would be a major setback for India, as his experience and ability to tackle challenging conditions could prove pivotal in the English conditions where the match is scheduled to take place. Moreover, his partnership with Shubman Gill at the top of the order has been instrumental in providing solid starts to the team. However, the decision ultimately rests in the hands of the team management, who will need to assess the conditions and opposition before making a final call.

Rohit had previously been questioned about the legacy he wished to leave as captain.

“Whether it was myself or another person, even the previous men, their job was to advance Indian cricket and win as many matches and titles as they could. The same will apply to me as well. I desire victory in games and championships. You play for that,” Rohit remarked at the news conference prior to the game.

“And yes, winning some titles and outstanding series will be good” he added.