Sunil Gavaskar names Team India’s standout performer in T20 World Cup 2024

Jul 5, 2024

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In a historic feat, India emerged victorious in the T20 World Cup 2024, showcasing their dominance and skill on the global stage. The team, led by Rohit Sharma, displayed exceptional performance throughout the tournament, culminating in a triumphant win that brought immense pride to the nation.

Exceptional performances by Indian stars

Several Indian players delivered outstanding performances during the tournament. Jasprit Bumrah‘s lethal bowling, Suryakumar Yadav‘s explosive batting, and Rohit’s strategic leadership were pivotal to India’s success. Each player contributed significantly, making it challenging to single out one individual as the standout performer.

Difficult to pick a single star performer

Given the array of stellar performances, identifying a single standout player is a daunting task. The collective effort and individual brilliance of the team members were instrumental in securing the championship. However, Sunil Gavaskar, a legendary figure in Indian cricket, provided his insight on who he believes was the standout performer.

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Sunil Gavaskar names his choice

Gavaskar praised the overall performance of the team, highlighting their achievements across various aspects. He acknowledged Bumrah as deserving the title of ‘Player of the Tournament’ but emphasized Rohit’s leadership as pivotal to their success, underscoring his captaincy as admirable and influential in guiding the team to victory.

“There were several. If you have a look at what this team did, they were champions in every different field. So while there was ‘Player of the Tournament’. Jasprit Bumrah, who absolutely totally deserved to be the ‘Player of the Tournament’, the main man running the show was Rohit Sharma. So Rohit’s captaincy is something that has to be admired because never once during tense situations did his body language go down,” Gavaskar told Sports Today.

Gavaskar acknowledged that while people are accustomed to seeing certain expressions from the captain, it didn’t detract from his admiration for how Rohit managed challenging moments when India faced adversity. Gavaskar praised Rohit’s leadership during difficult phases, emphasizing that Rohit’s handling of those situations stood out as the most commendable performance by an Indian in the tournament.

“Yes, we have all got used to some of his grimaces and stuff like that, but that’s okay…The way he handled the situation when it was not looking good for India, that is deserving of the highest praise. That is why his captaincy was the standout Indian performance of the tournament for me,” Gavaskar added.

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