New Delhi: India batsman Rohit Sharma on Friday shared a photo of himself in a hospital bed, after a likely surgery, with a caption which reads "can't wait to be back" even as third's day play of India-England first Test concluded at Rajkot.
Last week, it was widely reported that the 29-year-old will undergo a surgery in London after consultation with a specialist. The right-handed batsman sustained an injury to his right upper quadriceps tendon during the fifth One-Day International (ODI) against New Zealand at Visakhapatnam on October 29.
According to reports, the Mumbai batsman is likely to be ruled out of action for a minimum period of 10-12 weeks. He was already ruled out of the ongoing England series.
“I don’t know (how much time I will miss cricket) our BCCI medical team is in touch with doctors, the scans we have got till now have been sent to doctors, we are waiting for their opinion, whether to do surgery or not, if we do the surgery then how much time is needed," he said after picking up the injury.
“The picture is not fully clear. I think in one or two days the picture will be more clear, whether it (surgery) is happening or not. It is an important decision if we do surgery. If I do the surgery, I cannot play for 3 to 3 and half months. We are waiting for the doctors’ opinion, let’s see what happens,” he had added.
With prolong injury lay-off, he is also likely to miss the upcoming series against Australia. He played in all three Tests against New Zealand in the recently-concluded series.
Injuries have upset Rohit’s Test career in the past too. In 2010, the Mumbaikar was all set to make his Test debut against Australia at Nagpur when he twisted his ankle while playing football with other team members just half an hour before the toss. Till date, the Nagpur-born batsman has played in 21 Tests and amassed 1,184 runs.
Regarded as one of the most talented batsmen in the world, Rohit holds the world record for highest score by any player in ODIs.
(With Agency inputs)