Injury scare for Rohit Sharma days before India names World Cup squad

During a training session, Rohit Sharma appeared to have pulled his muscle in the outfield at the Wankhede Stadium on Tuesday.

Rohit Sharma hobbled his way back to the change room after an injury to never return to the field for the remaining session.   -  AP

Less than a week before the selection of India's World Cup squad, India vice-captain Rohit Sharma hurt his right hamstring on the eve of Mumbai Indians' Indian Premier League match against Kings XI Punjab.

Rohit, the Mumbai Indians captain, appeared to have pulled his muscle while training in the outfield at the Wankhede Stadium on Tuesday.

While the Hitman went down writhing in pain, team physiotherapist Nitin Patel rushed to tend to him.

After being back on his feet in a while, Rohit hobbled his way back to the change room to never return to the field for the remaining session.

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While there was no official word on his injury from the MI management, the Indian cricket fans will hope the injury isn't serious, considering the countdown for the World Cup having already started.

Rohit's injury is the third instance of a freak injury in the MI camp.

Pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah stretched his non-bowling arm during MI's season-opener versus Delhi Capitals and was a doubtful starter for its next game.

After recovering in time for the game, Bumrah was hit just below his eye after missing a catch during training on the eve of Mumbai Indians' last home game, against Chennai Super Kings last week.