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Rohit Sharma injured himself while taking a single during the fifth and final ODI against New Zealand at Visakhapatnam IANS

Mumbai: Star batsman Rohit Sharma could be out of competitive cricket for two to three months if doctors advise him to go under the knife after the right-hander sustained a thigh injury on the right leg, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said. Rohit injured himself while taking a single during the fifth and final One-Day International (ODI) against New Zealand at Visakhapatnam on October 29. “BCCI medical team confirms that India batsman Rohit Sharma sustained an injury on his right upper quadriceps tendon, during the fifth and final match of the five-match One-day series against New Zealand in Vizag on October 29,” the BCCI said in a statement. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: India vs England, 1st Test at Rajkot

“He will travel to London early next week for specialist consultation with a possibility to undergo surgery, as a result of which, he is expected to miss at least 10 to 12 weeks of cricket. The BCCI medical team will extend all support to Rohit Sharma, to regain full fitness and further contribute to Indian cricket,” the statement added. Earlier, the BCCI selection committee has already left the 29-year-old batsman out of the India squad for the Test series against England, starting on November 9 at Rajkot. India will play five Tests against the English side, followed by three ODIs and as many T20 Internationals.

Ruled out of the Test series against England, Indian batsman Rohit Sharma on Friday said he could be out for as long as three months if the doctors decide to operate on his injured thigh. I don t know [how much time I will miss cricket] our BCCI medical team is in touch with doctors, the scans we have got till now have been sent to doctors, we are waiting for their opinion, whether to do surgery or not, if we do the surgery then how much time is needed, Rohit told reporters, reported PTI.