“About Bumrah, I am not sure at the moment, definitely he will not be available for the first two Tests,” Rohit said after India beat New Zealand 3-0 in the ODI series. “I am hoping, not hoping but hoping that he plays the next two Tests but again we don’t want to take any chances with him. Back injuries are always serious. We’ve got a lot of cricket after that.” is about to come.” Well, we’ll see, and we’ll monitor. We are in constant touch with the doctors and physios at NCA and we are constantly hearing from them.”
Rohit shies away from making rhetoric about recent ODI form
Rohit has expressed displeasure at the rhetoric about his recent form – or lack thereof – in ODI cricket. In the third ODI against New Zealand at Indore, Rohit scored 101 runs from 85 balls, his first ODI century since January 2020, helping India to a 3–0 series win. When asked about the three-year gap between ODI hundreds, Rohit pointed out that he has played fewer ODIs in the last three years, with the T20 World Cups in 2021 and 2022 taking top priority during that period.
Rohit said, ‘I have played only 12 ODIs in three years. “Three years seems like a long time, but in those three years I’ve only played 12 or 13  ODI, if I’m not mistaken. I know it was shown on broadcast, sometimes we need to show the right things too. Last year we did not play ODI cricket, we were focusing a lot on T20 cricket. Kabhi kabhi thoda woh hum ko dhyan chahiye, broadcaster bhi should show the right thing [We should pay attention to such things, the broadcaster, too, needs to check these things],
,return means what i didn’t understand, [I don’t understand what you mean by my return], You are saying three years, out of which eight months we were all completely at home due to Kovid-19. Where were the matches taking place? And last year we played only T20 cricket. Who else is batting better in T20 cricket than Suryakumar Yadav at the moment; he has two hits [T20I] Hundred, I don’t think anyone else has scored a hundred. In Test cricket, I have played only two matches against Sri Lanka. Otherwise I get injured in the middle. please check all that and after that you can ask me [about my form],
Dravid said, “He’s been an extraordinary cricketer, and I think he certainly started off as this precocious talent.” “I remember the first time I saw him when he was 17 or 18 — [he] Just came out of the under-19s – and you can see you’re seeing something different here. And he’s gone on to prove it. You see a lot of kids who look different at 19 but not all of them really reach their potential. What Rohit has done in the last 15 years, I think his potential has really changed now and he has been a great servant to Indian cricket and has done really well.
“Maybe, as you said, the turning point was when ten years ago he finally got the chance to open. And really his hallmark has certainly been his performances in ICC tournaments, as we said in 2019, But also his ability to score big runs when he is on the move. Someone who has scored three double centuries in this format is an extraordinary achievement.”