Rohit Sharma, limited over vice-captain for Team India, said that he will have to clear fitness test first to be a part of the training squad once the things get to normalcy.
The destructive India opener is also a great follower of soccer and discussed his future plan on the Facebook live session of LaLiga. He has been appointed as first brand ambassador in India for Spanish League LaLiga earlier this year.
“Before the lockdown happened, I was almost ready to play. That whole week was going to be my fitness test but that’s when the lockdown happened and I had to push back everything now,” Rohit was quoted by PTI as saying.
Will have to go to NCA first before joining the team
Speaking in the show Rohit Sharma said, he will have to visit the National Cricket Academy (NCA) first to give the fitness test.
“Once everything opens up, I have to first go to the centre (NCA) and give my fitness test and once I pass the fitness test, I will be allowed to go and resume my duties with the team,” Rohit said during the live session.
Notably, the Indian Opener sustained a calf injury in a T20 Match against New Zealand and this forced him to leave the series midway and return home.
He added that he has recovered injury but the fitness test is yet to pass which is necessary to join the team.
Missing my teammates
On being asked about how he is doing amid the lockdown, he said he misses his team mates and is looking forward to catch up with the guys once the circumstances favor.
“Yes, I miss my teammates, hanging around with them and having a banter with them. Although as friends we are trying to stay in touch through the video calls to see what’s one been up to, things like that and we manage that pretty well,” he said.
He also added that the whole team is like a family since they spent almost 300 out of 365 days together.
“…..it’s like a family. So the first thing I want to do is to catch up with all these guys and try hit some balls as soon as I can.”
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