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IPL 2017: Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma joins the team ahead of the tournament

Rohit Sharma injured his knee just before the start of the Deodhar Trophy

Rohit Sharma injured his knee just before the start of the Deodhar Trophy 

What’s the story?

With all the top players getting injured ahead of the 2017 IPL, Mumbai Indians franchise and the fans got some news to cherish as their skipper Rohit Sharma has arrived at the Mumbai Indians’ training camp. 

Rohit, whose last International match was way back in 2016, did not take part in training over the last few days and the fans were concerned about the availability of the opener in the tenth edition of the tournament. The franchise cleared all the doubts among the fans as they tweeted out a picture of the right-hander walking in to bat at the nets.

 

In case you didn’t know...

Rohit Sharma injured his hamstring during the fifth and final ODI against New Zealand in Vizag in October 2016 and underwent a surgery in London to regain fitness. He sat out on the sidelines for four months and when he returned to action, he played two Vijay Hazare trophy matches for Mumbai to prove his fitness for the last two Tests against Australia. He was also included in the India B squad for the Deodhar Trophy but unfortunately got injured before the start of the tournament.  

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It is certain that Rohit has recovered from the knee injury he sustained before the start of the Deodhar Trophy and has regained full fitness going into the IPL. This is welcome news to the fans and franchise as Rohit is an important member of the team both as a player and as a captain. Rohit himself will be relieved after taking the field as he needs some match practice going into the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy which will take place in England from June 1.  

Along with Rohit Sharma, off-spinner Harbhajan Singh, England’s Jos Buttler, New Zealand’s Mitchell McClenaghan and new signing Kulwant Khejroliya joined the training camp. 

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Author’s Take

It is good to know that Rohit Sharma has attained full fitness ahead of the IPL. The Mumbai batsman was out of action for a while and requires some much-needed match practice ahead of the Champions Trophy. Mumbai Indians fans and the team management will be happy to see their captain back in action as he is set to lead them in a bid to win their third IPL title.

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