India’s captain, Rohit Sharma, is unlikely to continue playing T20Is for the national team, as he aims to focus on ODI and Test cricket for the latter part of his career. This decision was reportedly discussed before the 50-over World Cup, and Rohit has not featured in any T20Is since the 2022 T20 World Cup.
Speculations have circulated about senior players like Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Ravindra Jadeja, and Mohammed Shami stepping back from T20Is as India seeks to reshape its T20 cricket approach. With 148 T20Is under his belt, Rohit Sharma boasts 3853 runs and a striking rate of nearly 140, including four centuries. His absence will be felt, especially after his impactful performance in the World Cup 2023, where he scored 597 runs.
Hardik Pandya, who has been leading the T20I side in Rohit’s absence, is now dealing with an injury, leaving uncertainty about India’s T20I future. Suryakumar Yadav briefly took the captaincy for the T20I series against Australia, and if both Rohit Sharma and Hardik Pandya are unavailable for the T20 World Cup 2024 in the Caribbean and U.S.A, Jasprit Bumrah is likely to assume the leadership role.
However, we believe Rohit Sharma should not quit T20I cricket yet for Indian team and infact lead the team in the T20 World Cup 2024. Here are 3 reasons why Rohit Sharma must T20 World Cup 2024.
Rohit Sharma displayed his brilliant aggressive batting in the recently concluded ICC Cricket World 2023. Opening with Shubman Gill, Rohit Sharma launched counter-attack on opposition bowlers which helped Team India post a huge total on the board in many occasions. And not just Sharma played aggressive cricket, he played sensible aggressive cricket. With Shubman Gill likely to open for the Indian T20I side, who likes to take some time, in that time Rohit Sharma could launch a attack on opposition bowlers in the T20 World Cup 2024.
India need a captain
The Men in Blue are facing a huge dilemma in terms of who is going to lead the Indian team going into the T20 World Cup 2024. With Hardik Pandya currently injured and doesn’t have much experience behind him as a captain, Rohit Sharma is currently the best candidate to lead the team in the T20 World Cup 2024 and then handover the captaincy to the likes of Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah after that.
Rohit Sharma deserve a World Cup Trophy
After the heart-break of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 where the Rohit Sharma led Indian team lost the final against Australia, Rohit Sharma is yet win an ICC Trophy as captain and yet to win any World Cup. The only ICC Trophy that Rohit has won is the ICC Champions Trophy in 2013. India could pose a great challenge in the T20 World Cup 2024 to be played in West Indies and USA and can finally lift his first World Cup trophy.