Hamstrung batsman Rohit Sharma dismissed rumours about his relationship with India’s cricket board, suggesting that recovering at home will help ensure he is fit for the first Test against Australia.
Sharma tweaked his hamstring during the recently-completed Indian Premier League and initially wasn’t named in India’s squad for the tour of Australia.
The veteran, who returned from his setback and scored 68 in the IPL final to help deliver Mumbai a fifth IPL title, was belatedly added to the touring party.
But Sharma skipped last week’s charter flight to Sydney, preferring to continue his rehab at India’s national academy.
The series of events prompted plenty of speculation about Sharma’s place in the team, especially given wicketkeeper…