IND vs IRE, T20 World Cup 2024: Why Rohit Sharma left the Field, Retired Hurt and How is he Now?

IND vs IRE, T20 World Cup 2024: Rohit Sharma’s Injury Scare in India’s World Cup Opener: The Indian cricket team started their T20 World Cup 2024 campaign on a winning note, defeating Ireland by 8 wickets. However, there was a major injury concern for the Men in Blue as captain Rohit Sharma had to retire hurt midway through India’s run chase.

Why Did Rohit Leave the Field?

Rohit was batting brilliantly on 52 off just 37 balls, having struck 4 fours and 3 massive sixes. His innings was going great guns until the last ball of the 10th over. That’s when a bouncer from Ireland pacer Josh Little struck Rohit flush on his right shoulder.

IND vs IRE, T20 World Cup 2024: Why  Rohit Sharma left the Field, Retired Hurt and How is he Now?

Although Rohit didn’t show any discomfort immediately, he seemed to be in some pain after completing that over. When India came out to bat after the drinks break, Rohit didn’t take the field. Instead, he walked off retired hurt with the physio by his side.Replays showed that Rohit was struggling with his shoulder movement after being hit. The uneven bounce of the pitch at the Nassau County Stadium in New York seemed to have caused the blow.

How Serious is Rohit’s Injury?

While Rohit’s sudden departure from the field raised concerns, his comments after the match provided some relief to Indian fans. During the post-match presentation, Rohit downplayed the injury worries.”Yes, just a little sore,” said Rohit when asked about the status of his injured shoulder.

This suggests that the injury may not be too serious. However, the Indian team management will continue to monitor Rohit’s condition closely in the lead up to their crucial clash against Pakistan on June 9th. Rishabh Pant, who scored an unbeaten 36, also suffered a blow on his elbow from Josh Little. But he continued batting after receiving medical attention.

Rohit’s Milestones Despite Injury Scare

Despite being forced to retire hurt, Rohit achieved some massive milestones during his brilliant knock of 52:

  • Became the first batter to hit 600 sixes in international cricket
  • Joined Virat Kohli and Babar Azam in the 4000 T20I runs club
  • Scored his 30th half-century in T20 World Cups

India will hope that their captain recovers quickly as they prepare for tougher challenges ahead in their quest for the T20 World Cup glory.

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