Rohit misses practice; Shikhar rusty

While Rohit is lucky to have escaped fracture, it is highly unlikely that he will play tomorrow’s game against Sri Lanka. With the World T20 starting in a week, the team management will not risk of aggravating his injury.

Rohit Sharma is one of India's key players and the team management will not risk aggravating his toe injury.   -  AP

Nursing a toe injury, India opener Rohit Sharma today skipped the team’s training session and is likely to miss tomorrow’s Asia Cup T20 match against Sri Lanka, here.

However, his opening partner Shikhar Dhawan trained along with skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who had a knock during the two-and-a-half-hour net session at the BCB Academy at Sher-e-Bangla Stadium.

While Rohit is lucky to have escaped fracture, it is highly unlikely that he will play tomorrow’s game against Sri Lanka. With the World T20 starting in a week, the team management will not risk of aggravating his injury.

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Eventhough Dhawan hit the nets; his usual sprightly strides were missing. He took a few catches, did a bit of shadow batting and was the last one to come out to bat in fading light.





For a change, Parthiv Patel got to bat early in the net session right after Raina, Kohli and Rahane. Rahane’s opening partner for tomorrow’s game remains unclear.

It was also heartening to see Dhoni at the net session, which he had been avoiding due to his back spasms.

Kohli, Raina sing Bollywood tunes

Despite the injuries, the mood in the camp looked upbeat as Dhoni, Yuvraj Singh, Virat Kohli and Team Director Ravi Shastri were seen enjoying a hearty laugh after the session.

Yesterday, the Indian players were found spending a lovely evening at the Indian High Commissioner’s residence in Dhaka.

Virat Kohli stole the show crooning a popular Bollywood song ‘jo wada kiya woh nibhaana padegaa’, getting a loud applause from the gathering. Suresh Raina sang ‘Tumse Milke’ from the film ‘Parinda’.

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