Indian cricket team captain Rohit Sharma in the two-match Test series on the West Indies tour.
Rohit Sharma, the captain of the Indian cricket team, won the two-match Test series on the West Indies tour. At the same time, after winning the first match of the ODI series easily, he was rested in both. At the same time, Rohit is walking away from T20 cricket. He has not played a single T20 match since T20 World Cup 2023. Recently Rohit was asked about his retirement, which he has denied and now he wants to play the upcoming T20 World Cup 2024.
Indian cricket team captain Rohit Sharma on Sunday hinted that he is looking forward to the ICC T20 World Cup 2024, to be co-hosted by the West Indies and the United States next year. Rohit has not played any T20 International match for India since Team India’s 10-wicket defeat to England in the semi-finals of the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia on 10 November last year. India, under the leadership of Hardik Pandya and Rahul Dravid, have taken a fresh approach to T20 cricket with several young IPL stars.
Rohit Sharma said in one of his videos “There is another reason to come here (USA) apart from just going and enjoying. Because you know the World Cup is coming. The T20 World Cup (2024) will be held in this part of the world in June. So, I’m pretty sure everyone is excited. So yeah… we are looking forward to it.”
Let us tell you that Rohit is one of those senior players who were dropped after the defeat in the T20 World Cup. Virat Kohli, Ravichandran Ashwin, Dinesh Karthik and Mohammed Shami are yet to play any T20 match since the tournament. Bhuvneshwar Kumar played in New Zealand after the T20 World Cup but has been absent from action since then.
Rohit Sharma is the designated captain in ODIs and T20Is and has had to deal with injuries. Now after his peak years, the Indian cricket team has taken a cautious approach. Rohit has only featured in important series in the last 12 months and played only a few ODIs.
Rohit had told reporters in a press conference that “At the moment I think it has already been made clear that this is a 50-over World Cup year for us. And for some people it is not possible to play all formats. If you look at the schedule, there were back-to-back matches, so we decided to look at the workload of some of the players, we wanted to make sure they get enough break time and manage that. I definitely fall in that (category) as well.”