Mumbai Indians captain and batsman Rohit Sharma had been out of the tournament for a long time due to a hamstring (thigh muscle) injury in the last season of the IPL. After this, Rohit was definitely played for the team in knockout matches. But even then he was not fully fit. After this, he was kept out of the limited-overs series on the Australia tour and then sent to NCA to regain his fitness.
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Rohit returned from the Test series on the Australia tour and since then he has been playing cricket continuously. But Rohit said that after the hamstring injury, his body needs to be ‘very well maintained’ so that he remains fully fit.
He said in the video ‘Captain’s Corner’ put on Twitter by Mumbai Indians, ‘I have been doing this for the last 3-4 months. I was injured in the last IPL, so now there is a need to maintain a lot of lower part of the body.
Talking about the hard work being done by the players after the defeat of Mumbai Indians in the first match, Rohit said, ‘We are proud of it. We work hard on fitness. Whether they win or win matches, but preparation is important.
He said, ‘Some fast bowlers who played yesterday (Tuesday) match came for fitness practice. It is always good and we are proud of it. We put in extra effort and that is why we get results.
Rohit said about the mutual synergy of the team, ‘We do things as a group only. Go out, play matches, fitness exercises or meetings. We try to do as a group. There is a lot of talk about the game and it keeps pace.
He said, ‘Every year new faces and staff comes in the team and we want all Mumbai Indians to be able to adapt to the culture. It is important to have mutual solidarity. Rohit, who has played 200 IPL matches so far, said, ‘This is a good record. Hopefully I will be able to play 200 more. Mumbai Indians now have to play Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on Tuesday.