Mumbai: Team India opener Rohit Sharma, who flew back home after this year’s Indian Premier League season to undergo rehab at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru, has reportedly cleared his fitness test and might now fly to Australia to partake in the tour.
Quarantine regulations, however, could restrict Rohit’s participation to just two Tests.
According to an ANI report, the 33-year-old has passed his fitness test, and his fate now lies in the hands of the BCCI, who could potentially add the Mumbaikar to the Indian camp Down Under.
“He has passed the fitness test and the future course of action will be decided by the BCCI and the selection committee,” a BCCI source told ANI.
However, strict quarantine regulations in Australia means that even in the case of Rohit flying Down Under immediately, he would only be able to partake in the final two Tests at the SCG and Gabba respectively.
Visitors in Australia are supposed to undergo a mandatory 14-day quarantine, and thus it would mean that Rohit would miss the first two Tests, that will commence on December 17 and December 26 respectively. The BCCI, however, are yet to give the official confirmation on the matter.