India captain Rohit Sharma retired hurt on 11 after suffering a back spasm in their chase of 165 in the third T20I against West Indies in Basseterre. According to an update from the BCCI, their medical team is “monitoring his progress”.

Rohit felt some discomfort after he advanced at fast bowler Alzarri Joseph in the second over, and dragged a four to the fine-leg boundary via a bottom edge. After a brief on-field discussion with the physio Kamlesh Jain, Rohit left the field holding his back.

India were already depleted by the absence of allrounder Harshal Patel, who had been sidelined from second and third T20Is in Basseterre with a rib injury. On Tuesday, the visitors also rested Ravindra Jadeja, who had just worked his way back from a knee injury, and handed a game to Deepak Hooda.

Rohit, too, had earlier been rested for the ODI leg of the West Indies tour. Prior to that, he had missed the rescheduled fifth Test against England at Edgbaston after testing positive for Covid-19 during the preceding four-day warm-up game against Leicestershire.

The fourth and fifth T20Is of the ongoing West Indies series will be played in Lauderhill on Saturday and Sunday, respectively.