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IPL 2021: Captain Rohit Sharma of Mumbai Indians reassured CSK clash as ‘precautionary measure’, says Mahela Jayawardene


Rohit Sharma, the captain of the Indian Mumbai, was rested on Sunday for the Super Kings match in Chennai.© BCCI / IPL

India’s vice-captain Rohit Sharma has withdrawn the Mumbai Indians’ first match of the second phase of the Indian Premier League, which resumed in Dubai on Sunday, due to a knee he sustained during the recent tour of England. Rohit hit a century in the second innings of the fourth Test at the Oval, but did not take the field when England batted. “The physiotherapist’s message is’ judge every minute, do not look too far ahead ‘,’ Rohit said after the oval test.

Kieron Pollard was the leader of the defending champions against Chennai Super Kings in the absence of Rohit.

MI head coach Mahela Jayawardene said Rohit was kept out of the game as a precaution.

“Rohit did something in the last test (oval), so we thought a few days extra precaution,” he said.

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The Indians of Mumbai will play next time on September 23 in Abu Dhabi Kolkata Knight Riders.

With the start of the T20 World Cup immediately after the IPL, the Indian maestro would not want to chase his return.

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