Rohit undergoes successful surgery

"The procedure [of thigh surgery] was successful and Rohit will be discharged from the hospital in the next 24 hours," the BCCI has said in a statement.

Rohit Sharma suffered an injury on his right thigh in the fifth ODI against New Zealand in Visakhapatnam.   -  K. Bhagya Prakash

India's Rohit Sharma has undergone a successful surgery on his right thigh in London and is recovering well, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) confirmed on Saturday.





“The medical team of the BCCI confirms that India batsman Rohit Sharma underwent a surgery on his right thigh on Friday, November 11, 2016 in London. The procedure was successful and Rohit will be discharged from the hospital in the next 24 hours,” the board said in a statement.

“BCCI medical team is constantly monitoring his treatment and will oversee his recovery, towards becoming match fit,” it said.

Rohit, who was left out of the Indian squad for the ongoing Test series against England, also tweeted that the surgery had gone well and put up a picture of himself on the hospital bed. “All went well. Thank you for your good wishes. Can’t wait to be back at it,” he said on his Twitter handle.

Rohit suffered an injury on his right thigh in the fifth ODI against New Zealand in Visakhapatnam on October 29. The stylish batsman is likely to be out of action for 10-12 weeks, which means he will not be able to make a comeback even for the series against Australia which begins on February 23.

He had himself said he could be out of action for at least three months if a surgery happens.