ENG vs IND: Rahul Dravid hints Rohit Sharma’s return; says “He has not been yet been ruled out”

Indian Coach Rahul Dravid answered the simple question of Rohit’s replacement, which will be crucial to keep in mind that team India needs a captain and a vice captain and two suitable openers to continue the fire show of the Indian side’s lead of 2-1.

Rohit Sharma was tested positive for COVID-19 and with KL Rahul’s unavailability due to groin injury, team India have been forced to change their game plans.

When asked about Rohit Sharma, Indian coach replied –

“The update on Rohit is that he’s being monitored by our medical team. He has not yet been ruled out,” Dravid said. “Obviously, he needs to get the negative tests to be available, so we will keep monitoring that; we still got close to 36 hours to go. He’ll have a test later tonight and maybe one tomorrow morning as well and then we’ll see. Obviously he’ll have to come out of that (isolation) and it’s really up to the medical team and the sport science team to decide.

“I think (who the stand-in captain could be), it’s probably better that the communication comes from the official sources… Once we have some clarity on the exact situation of Rohit, you’ll hear from the official sources. It’s not for me to give out official communication.”