Indians’ tenth game of IPL 2020, against the Chennai Super Kings on Friday in Sharjah. In his absence, Kieron Pollard got an opportunity to direct the side for only the second time in the IPL, with earlier led the group in a match against the Kings XI Punjab last year.
A statement from the franchise before the toss confirmed that Sharma had suffered the injury during the Mumbai Indians’ final game, against the Kings XI at Dubai on October 18, which the Kings XI won following having a double Super Over. “Rohit has made good progress over the last four days, while the management is taking a day at a time tracking the recovery procedure in consultancy with BCCI,” the statement said.
This is the second time this season that Sharma was sidelined by an injury. He needed to fly back early from India’s tour of New Zealand in February, missing the ODI and Test series as a result. The Mumbai Indians’ next match is in two weeks’ time, contrary to the Rajasthan Royals.
It is not yet apparent whether Sharma will be fit in time for that game. After the IPL, India is scheduled to tour Australia, as well as Sharma, being part of the team in all three formats, his fitness will be carefully tracked.