India’s limited-overs vice-captain Rohit Sharma says he has fully recovered from the calf injury that forced him to go away the tour of the last New Zealand midway earlier this year, but the fitness test has been continuously delayed due to the COVID-19 lockdown.
The Mumbaikar had to return to home after sustaining the injury during the T20 series against the Black Caps on Groundhog Day. He missed the three-match home ODI series against South Africa, which was abandoned thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, as he was undergoing rehabilitation at that point.
“Before the lockdown happened, I used to be almost able to play. That whole week was getting to be my fitness test but that’s when the lockdown happened and that I had to keep off everything now,” Rohit told LaLiga’s Facebook live session on Saturday night.
“Once everything exposes, I even have to first attend the center (NCA) and provides my fitness test and once I pass the fitness test, I will be able to be allowed to travel and resume my duties with the team.”
Pacer Shardul Thakur on Saturday became the primary India cricketer to resume outdoor training after a two-month coronavirus-forced break.
The Maharashtra government has allowed opening of stadiums for individual training in green and orange zones without spectators.
This was after the house ministry offered relaxation in restrictions for the fourth phase of the lockdown till May 31.
Rohit said he’s missing hanging out together with his team-mates and is looking forward to training with them when things revisit to normal.