Rohit Sharma’s Optimism for World Cup: Confident in Team’s Ability Despite Uncertainty

In the 2023 World Cup, under the leadership of Rohit Sharma, the Indian team reached the final. However, they suffered a defeat against Australia at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, shattering India’s dream of becoming World Champions for the third time. Throughout the tournament, Rohit’s captaincy was outstanding. Now, the T20 World Cup is scheduled for June. There’s ongoing speculation on social media that the T20 World Cup will be Rohit’s biggest tournament as captain. However, in a recent interview with Breakfast with Champion Gaurav Kapoor, Indian captain Rohit Sharma discussed his future.

I want to play the World Cup, I also want to play the WTC final.

Rohit has hinted that he wants to play international cricket for 3 to 4 more years. This implies that Rohit may be asking to play in the 2027 World Cup. Rohit has given this indication and said during an interview, ‘I haven’t thought about it yet. I don’t know what will happen in the future, but I am enjoying my cricketing career at the moment, so I might play a few more years. I am keen to play the World Cup for India. There is also the WTC final in Lord’s in 2025, hopefully, we will reach the final.

I believed we would win the World Cup.

Rohit expressed his opinion after losing the final of the 2023 World Cup, saying, ‘When we won the semifinal, I thought, what could possibly be there that could cause us to lose this World Cup? Honestly, at that time, I didn’t feel anything. Because I believed we had performed well in all departments, I believed we would win. But then, everyone has bad days. That day happened to be ours.

I have learned a lot from Saimanths and Gilchrist.

Let me tell you, during an interview, Rohit also spoke about his early days in the IPL and mentioned that when he was part of the Deccan Chargers team in the IPL, he was just 20 years old. He mentioned that during that time, he learned a lot from Andrew Symonds and Adam Gilchrist. Rohit said, ‘I preferred batting with them during my days at DC (Deccan Chargers). As a young cricketer, I have learned a lot from them. I was only 20 years old at that time, and learning from these great players was really good.’

Currently, Rohit is playing in the IPL and is scoring runs in his own style. After the IPL, the Indian team will be heading to participate in the T20 World Cup in June. Will Rohit be able to lead the Indian team to a resurgence in his captaincy? In the history of the T20 World Cup, the Indian team has only won the title once. India made history in 2007, but since then, the Indian team hasn’t been able to win the T20 World Cup again. Although in 2014, India had the chance to win the title, they had to face defeat in the final against Sri Lanka. This time in 2024, the T20 World Cup will be held in the USA and the West Indies.

Rasesh Nageshwar

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