There is a lot of debate between current and former cricketers regarding Rohit Sharma's fitness. The captain of the Mumbai Indians (MI) was hurt during the Indian Premier League (IPL) match against Kings XI Punjab in 2020, but he was seen playing in the last three matches.
However, the Indian selectors did not select him for any tour to Australia before joining the Test team. Now, there are reports that Rohit is not playing the first two Tests against Australia - his favorite rival in international cricket.
The 33-year-old is still not considered 100% fit with his hamstring injury, with whom he won MI the fifth title in the IPL. Rohit did not travel to Australia from the United Arab Emirates with Team India and went back home and is now training at the NCA in Bengaluru.
However, according to sports journalist Boria Majumdar, Rohit returned to India to see his father, who had positively tested COVID-19.
According to Sports Today, the reason Rohit traveled to [Australia] with the team was that his father was Kovid positive.
Subsequently, if he did not want to play the red-ball series, he had no reason to travel to NCA. He could return with Ritika (wife) and family.
According to the latest media reports, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has requested Cricket Australia (CA) to relay Rohit and Ishant Sharma to play in the last two Tests of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.