Ind vs Aus: Rohit Sharma and Ishant will not go to Australia tour, wrong information spread - BCCI

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Regarding Ind vs Aus Rohit Sharma and Ishant Sharma's tour of Australia, BCCI has made it clear that these two were not part of the Test team. Virat Kohli will return after the first Test while Shreyas Iyer will remain with the team as cover.


New Delhi The BCCI has commented on whatever is happening about Rohit Sharma and Ishant Sharma going on tour to Australia. According to a report published in an English newspaper, the board has made it clear that Rohit Sharma and Ishant Sharma were not part of the Indian Test team. The 18-member team India was announced for the four-match Test series against Australia. Now Virat Kohli is coming back and Shreyas Iyer will stay in Australia for the Test series.


It is being said that Rohit Sharma will be fit by December 11, but the biggest problem is that he will have to stay the necessary quarantine for 14 days after going there. Even if they are allowed to travel on December 12, there is no commercial flight at all. Even then if they go there, they will have to quarantine for two weeks. They will again be available for the team. In such a situation, it is unlikely that they will be able to go.

It has been said from the BCCI that, it was expected that Rohit Sharma would also leave for Australia with the team on 12 November, but he thought it right to go to NCA instead of going to Australia. On behalf of the board, it was clearly said that no one knew who told Rohit to go to NCA. It was his own decision to go there. Now the decision of whether they are fully fit or not is in the hands of NCA.

On behalf of the board it was said that whatever confusion is there is affecting the team's preparation. Virat has to go back because it is very important. Rohit Sharma did the same on the previous Australia tour. Unfortunately, all these misconceptions have come to light in the absence of proper dialogue. The BCCI source said that, Rohit Sharma and Ishant Sharma were not going on a tour of Australia and whoever spread the wrong information is not correct. The source also says that Rohit Sharma's decision to let him go to Australia is not the decision of BCCI and he is not aware of who is bringing such information.