Rohit Sharma authorized to play the first T20I against Bangladesh

NEW DELHI: After being hit on the left side of your abdomen during training in the Arun Jaitley Stadium on Friday, captain of alternate india Rohit Sharma has been approved by the BCCI The medical team will play in the T20I opening of the three-game series against Bangladesh on Sunday.

A media release issued by the BCCI said: Rohit Sharma was hit on the left side of his abdomen while batting in the nets today. The BCCI medical team has confirmed that he is fit and available for the first T20I after assessment of his injury.

Rohit, who was taking down the batting coach Vikram Rathour and Nuwan Seneviratne of Sri Lanka in the networks, left the practice session halfway after being beaten and did not return to bat.

In the absence of Virat Kohli, the responsibility of the batting lies primarily with Rohit, who has been prolifically in recent times. After closing five centuries at the World Cup in the United Kingdom earlier this year, the right-handed hitter had an emphatic start as a starter in the test cricket, hitting three hundred, including a double ton, against South Africa in the series recently concluded that India won 3-0.