Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma will be seen playing next for the India team after at least three monthsReuters

We saw the last of India cricket team star batsman Rohit Sharma during the India vs New Zealand fifth ODI in October. The hotshot right-handed batsman will be seen playing with the Men in Blue again next year.

On Friday, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) confirmed that the 29-year will be out for at least 10-12 weeks owing to the injury he suffered on his right upper quadriceps tendon during India's ODI match against the Kiwis on October 29, which was won emphatically by MS Dhoni's men, and, in turn, the series.

"He will travel to London early next week for a specialist consultation with the possibility of undergoing surgery, as a result of which he may miss at least 10 to 12 weeks of cricket," BCCI said in a release.

The cricketer himself mentioned that he could be absent from the game for a long time now if he undergoes a surgical process to recover from the injury. "The BCCI medical team is in touch with a number of doctors who they've sent my medical reports. We're not sure if a surgery is required but I'm hoping that the picture gets a bit clearer over the next couple of days," Rohit told reporters in Mumbai.

"I might be out for nearly three months at least if there's a surgical intervention."

Rohit may not be a part of the upcoming lengthy series between India and England, featuring five Test matches, three ODIs and three T20s, running from November 9 to February 1, but he did wish his team the best and also warned them against not taking the visitors lightly.

"I think they (England) are a very good Test team. When they were here last time they beat us so we've got a lot to do. We understand their strengths and their weaknesses and have to try and exploit that to use it to our advantage," said the batsman.

"There's a reason why we are the number 1 Test team in the world right now so let's try and continue that. It's not going to be easy. We're talking about Test cricket here and we must put our best foot forward and take it as it comes."