India’s star batsman, Rohit Sharma has finally cleared the COVID-19 assessment held in Bengaluru and consequently, he has cleared the terms and conditions getting a ticket to fly to Sydney on 13th December.
It will be a massive boost for Men in Blue as Rohit is most likely to play in the third and fourth test match. However, his presence in the first two tests is in jeopardy as the batsman will be in quarantine for two weeks upon arrival.
Notably, none of the members of the Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) have cleared if the batsman will be allowed to train during his isolation period. It is pertinent to mention that team India was allowed for training during their isolation period.
Rohit is supposed to stay away from the team’s bio-secure bubble and will separately be quarantined. He will join the team after Christmas eve due to the travel restrictions from Sydney to Melbourne.
It is to be noted that the third and fourth test matches are scheduled to be played in Sydney on 3rd and 15th January respectively.
Earlier, Sharma was ruled out from IPL 2020 in the midst of MI vs KXIP as his wellness suffered. He later played Qualifier 1 which dragged him under hot waters as several questions were raised on his unavailability from the Indian squad against Australia despite being fit for IPL.
However, Sharma was later chosen as Kohli’s replacement as he will have to leave sooner for welcoming his and Anushka Sharma’s first baby in this world.