Rohit Sharma (Photo Source: Twitter)
After putting in brilliant performances in the recently concluded ODI World Cup 2023, India will look for the same form in the upcoming T20 World Cup 2024. With the marquee tournament approaching, there have been many discussions over who will be leading the Men in Blue in the competition.
Many have come forward to opine that veteran batter Rohit Sharma should continue leading the side in the T20 World Cup, and former Indian cricketer Mohammad Kaif had a similar opinion as well. Kaif feels that India need skipper Rohit more than batter Rohit. He hailed his performances in the ODI World Cup 2023 and the tactical decisions that he made throughout the tournament.
Rohit Sharma has to be there because he has got the leadership quality: Mohammad Kaif
“You need skipper Rohit more than batter Rohit to lead the team in T20 World Cup 2024. Rohit Sharma has to be there because he has got the leadership quality. The way he led in the 50-over World Cup, he has done a fantastic job as a leader. India will need his experience in T20s too. Rohit, as a skipper and as a batter, did a fantastic job, which India will need in T20s as well,” Kaif was quoted as saying by Times of India.
Meanwhile, the Indian team will embark on a tough tour to South Africa comprising India three T20Is, three ODIs, and two Test matches. It is worth noting that India will have three different skippers across formats on the South Africa tour as the T20I side will be led by Suryakumar Yadav, the ODI by KL Rahul and the Test team by Rohit.
After their heartbreaking loss in the World Cup final, the Indian team will look for an improved performance on the South Africa tour as the series is also a part of the World Test Championship 2023-25 cycle.