Mumbai Indians on Tuesday suffered a big blow as their skipper and Indian opener, Rohit Sharma hobbled off the field in a training session in Mumbai. After a long net session, Sharma was working in the outfield when he suddenly collapsed holding his right thigh in much pain.
Owing to this injury, the marquee top-order player of Mumbai will be missing the home clash against Kings XI Punjab on Wednesday. However, the injury isn’t a serious one and Rohit will be back on the field very soon,’ Sports Tak reported.
To balance this issue of concern for the Mumbai camp, there is good news. IPL’s highest wicket-taker and veteran fast bowler, Lasith Malinga has rejoined the IPL side.
Malinga had played three matches for the MI before flying to his country for the inter-provincial tournament, where he is the skipper of the Galle team, as it was made necessary for the players to play this league, to be considered for the World Cup. While in Sri Lanka, Malinga took eight wickets in three games including a 7-wicket haul against Kandy.
According to sources, Malinga will be available for selection for the match against KXIP on Wednesday before flying back for the finals of the league on Thursday in Sri Lanka. The veteran pacer was seen bowling in the net sessions of the Mumbai Indians.
However, it will be very interesting to see whether Mumbai include Malinga in the side after Alzarri Joseph returned with best figures of IPL in the last match against SRH. The 22-year old West Indian took 6 wickets, conceding just 12 runs in his 3.4 overs.