After suffering a tough 209-run defeat against Australia in the World Test Championship final, the performances of India’s experienced players, Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma, have been extensively discussed and analyzed. The duo failed to deliver in the final, with Rohit scoring 15 and 43, and Kohli making 14 and 49. Some cricket fans have criticized their performances, particularly in ICC knockout matches. However, former India captain Sourav Ganguly has voiced his support for Rohit and Virat, emphasizing their crucial roles in upcoming ICC events that occur annually.
“I don’t believe too much in last time, first time. I believe in performances. Hence, I think they are 34-35, I don’t know what’s going to happen in the next World Cup. There are world tournaments every year – T20 cricket, 50-over cricket. It’s not like as in the past when we started – one every four years, and then the Champions Trophy came in. So it’s about performances, and I am sure Rohit as captain and Virat will be wanting to make it a big one, not from a personal point of view but from winning it. I think that’s the biggest,”
It’s going to be a great experience playing in the World Cup at home: Rohit Sharma
In the upcoming ODI World Cup, India will compete in nine league matches held at different venues. Their campaign will start on October 8 against Australia in Chennai. Rohit Sharma, the team’s captain for the tournament, expressed in a statement issued by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) that this year’s World Cup will be highly competitive.
“It’s going to be a great experience playing in the World Cup at home. India won here 12 years ago, and I know fans nationwide can’t wait for us to take the field this time. This World Cup is going to be very competitive as the game has become faster, and the teams are playing more positively than ever before. All this augurs well for fans worldwide, promising them many thrilling moments. We look forward to preparing well and being at our best this October-November,”
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