Injury: Rohit Sharma hopes to return in 4th T20I vs Windiestext_fields
Basseterre: Indian men's cricket team captain Rohit Sharma expressed hope that he could return for the fourth T20I match against West Indies, which days ahead, IANS reported.
Rohit sustained a back spasm in the 3rd match in the series on Tuesday, in which India defeated the hosts by seven wickets and made a lead 2-1. In the second over of the Indian innings, Sharma smashed Alzarri Joseph for a six and a four and hurt his back. He walked out of the crease after scoring 11 runs.
Sharma said, "My body is OK; we have a few days in between, so hopefully, it should be OK."
Further, he said he was happy how the bowlers responsibly played to lead India to victory in the match after a severe loss in the second match in the series, Monday.
He said, "How we bowled in the middle overs. That was crucial. They (West Indies) were about to get a quick partnership. We used the condition and our variations really well. And then how we chased. It was quite clinical. When you watch it from the outside, you felt there wasn't much risk taken."
"It is very important that if you get a start in this format, you should convert it. It does well for the team. The 30s and 40s look good, but when you get past 70-80 and get a hundred as well, then you're scoring those runs for the team. A good partnership with (Shreyas) Iyer. When you are chasing a target like that, anything can happen. It was not an easy target, and the pitch had something for the bowlers. It was important for us to pick the right shots of the right balls," added Sharma.