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Rohit Sharma retires hurt against West Indies

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Tuesday’s third T20I match between India and West Indies saw the skipper of the team withdraw injured while batting. As he exited the field while clutching his back, the captain looked to have torn a muscle close to his waist. The medical staff is monitoring the issue and Rohit Sharma experienced a back spasm, which the BCCI later reported via its official Twitter account. India won the game by 7 wickets, and Rohit addressed the injury in the post-game interview, saying, “It’s okay at the moment. We’ve got a few days till the next game, hopefully, it should be okay.”

When Rohit Sharma hit Alzarri Joseph for a four and a six, he got off to an explosive start. However, when he attempted to take a single, he appeared to injure himself. It was unclear whether the injury was more serious than a muscle strain or whether he would be fit enough to play in the following two games in Florida on August 6 and 7.

Rohit Sharma

Chetan Sharma, the head of the national selectors, was questioned earlier this year about how Rohit Sharma would handle the heavy workload given his history of physical problems. India defeated West Indies in the game to lead the five-match series 2-1. With six balls remaining, India successfully chased down the 165-run goal, with Suryakumar Yadav leading the way with a 44-ball 76. Rishabh Pant was still unbeaten after 33 balls.

Akeel Hosein, Dominic Drakes, and Jason Holder each got one wicket for the West Indies. Prior to losing the second T20I match by five wickets, India had won the first T20I by 68 runs. West Indies scored 164 for 5 against India in their allotted 20 overs earlier, after being asked to bat. West Indies opening batsman Kyle Mayers led the team with a 50-ball 73, and Rovman Powell chipped in with 23. Bhuvneshwar Kumar claimed two wickets for India, totalling 35 runs, while Arshdeep Singh and Hardik Pandya each secured one.