According to Mumbai Indians team management, Rohit suffered a hamstring strain in his left leg in the game against Kings XI Punjab on October 18.
He ended up missing the next four games before making a comeback on a day when BCCI president Sourav Ganguly, in an interview to PTI, advised not to rush his comeback from what he called a “hamstring tear".
For the same injury, the Indian team selectors decided not to include Rohit in the squad for the Australia tour on a day when he returned to the Mumbai Indians nets, fuelling speculation on his fitness.
When asked about his fitness status at the toss, Rohit said: “Looks like I’m fit and fine".
With his team already in the play-offs, Rohit could have taken more rest before Qualifier 1 on Thursday but the star batsman decided to spend some valuable time in the middle after a two-week injury lay-off.
Like Ganguly, India head coach Ravi Shastri had also advised Rohit to not rush his return.