India vs Australia: Here’s When Rohit Sharma Will Join The Indian Team

Rohit Sharma landed in Sydney on December 16. The cricketer has been quarantined ever since and will join the Indian camp for the third test match.

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December 24, 2020

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Rohit Sharma landed in Australia on December 16 after clearing his fitness test at the NCA, Bengaluru, and has been in quarantine, in Sydney, ever since. While Rohit Sharma has one more week of quarantine to complete, his fans have been eagerly waiting for him to join the team. Recently, it was reported that Rohit Sharma is expected to join the Indian cricket team on December 30.

Though Rohit Sharma will be joining the team, it is not clear whether Rohit will be able to join the Team India camp in Sydney or Melbourne.  This is unclear because of the increasing COVID-19 cases in Sydney. While the second test match is scheduled to take place in Melbourne on December 26, it is reported that if the cases continued to increase in Sydney, the third test match scheduled to take place between 7 January to 11 January, will be organised in Melbourne instead of Sydney.

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Talking about Rohit’s stay, the BCCI had requested Cricket Australia to allow Rohit to quarantine in Melbourne. That way, the Hitman could’ve joined the Indian camp as he would have been in the same city. However, the request had been turned down as the Indian board has made aware that Rohit would have been made to stay in a hotel room, chosen by the Victoria government. Rohit has been currently accommodated in a  2-bedroom apartment in Sydney where the 33-year-old can train indoors. During his time in quarantine, Rohit has been busy doing some workout indoors and been fairly active on social media platforms.

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A BCCI official talked about Rohit’s current state and said, “He doesn’t need to move from Sydney. He is safe and is in a bio-secure environment undergoing quarantine. While he is alone in his room, the Indian board as well as the team management is constantly in touch with him. If there was an emergency or if we felt that he needed to get out of Sydney, we would. But for now, he is completely safe there.”

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