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Will Rohit Sharma play T20 Cricket World Cup 2024?

By Vipin - November 24, 2023 - Last updated on Nov 24, 2023 03:43 PM
Will Rohit Sharma play T20 Cricket World Cup 2024?

After the defeat at the hands of Australia, the Indian cricket team will start the T20 series against Australia with the T20 match to be held in Visakhapatnam on Thursday.

Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan and Prasidh Krishna are the only three players from the team participating in the World Cup who are participating in this series. In the absence of Hardik Pandya, the command of the team has been handed over to Surya Kumar Yadav. The biggest question before the start of this series is what will happen to the two best batsmen of Indian cricket

This question is arising not only in India but also in the minds of millions of cricket lovers outside India. The question is that for how long will Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli, who performed brilliantly in the World Cup, be seen playing in the future? Now how much cricket is left in them from here

This question cannot be answered quickly. But it is certain that both of them need a few days' rest and then they will have to ask themselves this question. Be it 36 year old Rohit Sharma or 35 year old Virat Kohli, both of them batted brilliantly during the World Cup.

Virat Kohli even made the record of scoring most runs in a World Cup. But in terms of age, both the players are at a stage which is considered unfavorable for the game. However, fans of both the batsmen can definitely claim that both of them have the potential to play good cricket for at least two-three years.

During this period, the Indian team has to participate in three ICC tournaments, but it cannot be claimed that both the cricketers will play in these three events.

What are the challenges in the next two years

India has to play in the T-20 World Cup in 2024 while the ICC Champions Trophy will be organized a year later in 2025. If the Indian team qualifies, it can also play the final of the World Test Championship, 2025.

The presence of Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli in these three important events is also not certain because both the cricketers may not be seen playing in all formats in the coming days.

However, in the next one year, the Indian team has to play only eight international ODI matches. Therefore, there will be no pressure on Rohit and Virat for more matches. But a glimpse of what will happen with the future of these two can be seen within six months.

The next target of the Indian cricket team will be to perform better in the T20 World Cup to be held in America and West Indies after six months. For this tournament, whether the selectors show confidence in Rohit-Virat or try out young players, everyone's eyes will be on this.

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Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli were part of the T20 team until they lost in the semi-finals of the T20 World Cup. However, now the team management is giving opportunities to young faces and in this connection Hardik Pandya has been made the captain of the team. In such a situation, there is a possibility that Hardik Pandya will lead the Indian team in the 2024 T20 World Cup.

Keeping in view the two important ICC competitions after the T20 World Cup, the team management can also change its thinking regarding Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli and it is quite possible that both of them will remain in the team till 2025. But 37 year old Ravichandran Ashwin is not going to get a chance in ODI or T-20 cricket in the coming days. At the same time, 34-year-old Ravindra Jadeja and 33-year-old Mohammed Shami may also have to choose the format under the provisions of work load.

Professional perspective or emotional Thinking

One argument could also be that after losing the World Cup final, hardly anyone would be thinking about the future. But these days the international cricket calendar is so busy that no one will have time for things like brainstorming, introspection and overcoming shock.

Professional cricketers are expected to move forward after victory or defeat. But there comes a time in every professional's career, when he is forced to think where next from here? But the current times are not such that players can declare themselves retired. Because now there are more options to play.

Players can make their career long as a Test expert or T-20 specialist. Apart from all this, players also have a great option through the Indian Premier League. Here it has to be understood that not everyone can play continuously for 23-24 years like Sachin Tendulkar.

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Virat Kohli's fitness is an example and if he can maintain his current rhythm, he can play beyond 2025 also. Virat Kohli has always expressed his commitment towards Test cricket, so it is quite possible that he may limit himself as a Test cricketer. On the other hand, Rohit Sharma is an unmatched cricketer as per the temperament of IPL. It would be premature to make any guess about the future of these two giants.

But one thing is certain that both of them will have to say goodbye to 50 overs ODI cricket very soon to extend their professional sports career. This is the situation when Virat Kohli scored the highest number of 765 runs among the batsmen around the world in the World Cup and Rohit Sharma stood second with 597 runs. By scoring three centuries, Kohli overtook Sachin Tendulkar's record of most centuries in ODI cricket.

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