The anticipation for the T20 World Cup 2024 is reaching a fever pitch, with the world eager to witness the spectacle unfold in the Caribbean and the USA come June. However, a cloud of uncertainty looms over India’s T20 squad, particularly concerning the absence of the official all-format captain, Rohit Sharma.
Surprisingly, both Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli, stalwarts of Indian cricket, have been notably absent from the T20I scene since the conclusion of the T20 World Cup in 2022. This hiatus raises questions about the team’s leadership and strategy, especially given the wealth of experience these players bring to the table.
With Hardik Pandya sidelined due to injury, the responsibility of leading the T20 squad has fallen on the shoulders of Suryakumar Yadav. The dynamic batsman has showcased his leadership qualities in Pandya’s absence, but the question remains: will he be the captain for the T20 World Cup 2024?
Jay Shah Responds To Rohit Sharma’s Future In The T20 World Cup 2024
Even after the ODI World Cup in 2023, Rohit Sharma found himself excluded from the 5-game T20 series against Australia. This decision fueled speculations about his future in the shortest format of the game, leaving fans and pundits alike pondering the reasons behind his absence.
Reports have emerged suggesting that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) might be contemplating a move away from Rohit Sharma in T20Is. The cricketer’s fitness and form have been subjects of discussion, prompting the BCCI to consider alternative leadership options.
In the midst of the ambiguity surrounding Rohit Sharma’s future in T20Is, conflicting reports have surfaced. Some claim that the BCCI has extended an offer to Sharma to lead the team in the T20 World Cup 2024, taking into account the fitness concerns regarding Hardik Pandya.
Seeking clarity on the matter, BCCI Secretary Jay Shah was questioned about Rohit Sharma’s role in the upcoming T20 World Cup. His response added another layer of mystery, stating, “What is the need to have clarity right now? T20 World Cup 2024 is starting in June. We have the IPL before that and the series against Afghanistan.”