August 8, 2022
WI vs India 3rd T20I 2022

India captain Rohit Sharma retired hurt on 11 runs due to back pain while chasing a target of 165 runs in the third T20 match against West Indies at Basseterre. According to a BCCI update, his medical team is “monitoring his progress”.

In the second over, Rohit felt some discomfort after moving on to pacer Alzarri Joseph, and pulled a boundary from the bottom edge to the fine leg boundary. After a brief on-field discussion with physio Kamlesh Jain, he left the field holding his back.

Rohit, however, was expected to be ready for the fourth T20 International, which will be played at Lauderhill on Saturday. The fifth and final T20 match will also be played at the same venue on Sunday.

“This [my body] After India’s 2-1 series lead, Rohit said, “It’s okay for now.” [I] should be fine.”

India were already exhausted by the absence of all-rounder Harshal Patel, who was ruled out of the second and third T20Is in Basseterre due to a rib injury. On Tuesday, the visitors also rested Ravindra Jadeja, who had just returned from a knee injury, and handed Deepak Hooda a game.

Rohit was earlier rested for the ODI leg of the West Indies tour as well. Earlier, he had missed the rescheduled fifth Test against England at Edgbaston in July after testing positive for Covid-19 during a four-day practice game against Leicestershire.

This story was updated with quotes from Rohit Sharma after India won the third T20I against West Indies

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