Rohit Sharma, Mumbai Indians, Kings XI Punjab, Indian Premier League, IPL 2019
A leg spasm had forced Rohit Sharma to miss an IPL game for the first time in 11 seasons when he sat out of Mumbai Indians’ last match against Kings XI Punjab. @ PTI

Mumbai: Mumbai Indians Director of Cricket Operations Zaheer Khan Friday said that skipper Rohit Sharma is available for the team’s Indian Premier League (IPL 2019) match against Rajasthan Royals (RR) on Saturday.

A leg spasm had forced Rohit to miss an IPL game for the first time in 11 seasons when he sat out of Mumbai’s last match against Kings XI Punjab at the Wankhede Stadium here on Wednesday. He had sustained the injury during a training session.

Asked about Rohit’s injury status, Zaheer said, “He is definitely available for selection and he is very confident, so that is a very positive sign right now for us.

“He is going to practice and get a better gauge of things, but we are pretty confident (of him playing),” said the 40-year-old former India pacer who played 92 Test matches. (ALSO READ: Mumbai Indians aim to continue winning momentum against Rajasthan Royals)

Rohit briefly batted at the nets at the Wankhede Stadium on Friday.