Mumbai: Latest outbreak of novel coronavirus in Sydney has not only raised concern for India and Australia’s third test match but also for the safety of India opener Rohit Sharma who is undergoing quarantine there after arriving in Australia ahead of the first Test.
Well speaking to ANI news agency, BCCI official confirmed that Rohit will continue to go through quarantine in Sydney, but the Indian board and team management are constantly in touch with limited overs.
“He does not need to be transferred from Sydney. He is safe and in a bio-safe environment undergoing quarantine. While he is alone in his room, the Indian board as well as the team management is constantly in touch with him. If there was an emergency or if we felt that he needed to get out of Sydney, we would. But for now, he is completely safe there,” ANI quoted the official saying.
Asked about the endurance schedule that Rohit was handed over by the physio when he left for Australia after completing his rehabilitation at the National Cricket Academy, the official said: “He is being monitored by doctors and he is doing his regular endurance work in his room. It is all about staying fit and ready for action when it comes to hitting the ground. ”
Cricket Australia confirmed on Sunday that the Sydney Test match between India and Australia is still on track despite the new COVID-19 cluster in Sydney.
The third Test between India and Australia is to be played in Sydney from 7 January while the last Test of the series will be in Brisbane from 15 January.
(With ANI Inputs)