India Vs Australia Series: BCCI Says Rohit Sharma Had to Attend His Ailing Father after Kohli Complains about ‘Lack of Clarity’ on Rohit’s Fitness

The BCCI finally spoke on why Rohit Sharma did not travel with the team to Australia. Earlier, captain Kohli complained about a “lack of clarity” on Rohit’s fitness. Replying to this, BCCI confirms that star batsman Rohit Sharma headed to Mumbai to attend his ailing father after the IPL. The Board also declared that fast bowler Ishant Sharma will not be playing in the Test series, starting 17 December, as he will not be fit on time.

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BCCI Secretary Jay Shah said in a statement, “Rohit Sharma had to come back to Mumbai after the IPL to attend to his ailing father. His father is now recuperating well and that has allowed him to travel to the NCA and start his rehabilitation,”

Rohit Sharma will have to quarantine for 14 days once he reaches Australia. So, he is likely to miss the opening two Tests because of the 14-day hard quarantine rules in the host nation. The series begins with a day-nighter from in Adelaide.

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