Indian captain Rohit Sharma will return to action with the three-match ODI series against Bangladesh starting on December 4. Sharma will be leading the team for the first time after the loss to England in the T20 World Cup semifinals. Apart from Rohit, Virat Kohli and KL Rahul will also be back in action.
Now, as India gears up for the first ODI of the three-match series, captain Rohit Sharma shared a series of pictures wherein he can be seen sweating it out in the nets. While Sharma can be seen batting in the first picture and playing footvolley in the second picture, the Indian captain can be seen sitting with his pads on and having a break while watching his teammates practise in the third one. 'Back in action,' he captioned his post.
While Indian cricket fans loved to see their captain back on the ground, Sharma’s wife poked fun at him for one of the three pictures. Rohit's wife Ritika took notice of the last picture in the post and mocked him, saying, "The third photo wasn't so action-packed."
Coming to the first match of the series, Rohit Sharma addressed the press before the game and answered a series of questions. With a lot of talk going around senior players taking rest too often, Sharma explained the need for it saying it is crucial for workload management.
"As professionals, we must maintain our focus. There is a lot of cricket, which is why we give them breaks. And people must understand that when we give players a break, we are merely doing so to manage the workload while keeping the overall picture in mind", Rohit said.
Notably, while the likes of Kohli, Sharma, and Rahul are back, India’s premium pacer Jasprit Bumrah, all-rounder Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Suryakumar Yadav, and Yuzvendra Chahal are still missing in the squad. While Jadeja, Bumrah, and Shami are recovering from injuries, Pandya, Chahal, and Yadav have been rested.