“World Cup is 8-9 months away, can’t think so far ahead,” Rohit Sharma

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Indian skipper Rohit Sharma addressed a press conference ahead of the first ODI against Bangladesh. Rohit stated that the team is not thinking about the ODI World Cup as of now.

Team India has landed in Bangladesh for a bilateral series of 3 ODIs and 2 test matches. The first ODI will be played on Sunday, 4th December 2022. Ahead of the game, Rohit Sharma came out to address a pre-match press conference. He answered all the questions related to the upcoming ODI World Cup. ICC ODI Cricket World Cup 2023 will take place in India in the month of October-November.

Rohit Sharma played down a reporter when asked about the preparations for the upcoming World Cup. He said that the mega event is way too far away and they can’t think that far as of now. However, Rohit clarified that he, the coach, and the management have a fair idea and will put their plan into motion once the World Cup inches closer.

 “Thinking too far ahead sometimes doesn’t help” Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma claimed that the World Cup is very far ahead and the team is not at all thinking of it as of now. Moreover, they don’t want to fix any team combinations as of now and just go with the flow.

 “I mean, see, every time we play a game, it’s a preparation for something that is going to come in the future. But the World Cup is still 8-9 months from now. We cannot think so far ahead” 

“But yeah, we will keep an eye on what we need to do as a team, where we can improve, and how it comes along for us. I think it’s very, very important for us not to start thinking about so many things about the World Cup; this is the combination, that is the combination, we need to play this guy, that guy”

Rohit Sharma further added that the coach and he have few ideas on their minds. But they will only start working on it once the World Cup approaches. Right now they just want to take one series at a time and not think too far ahead of themselves.

“I and the coach have a fair idea about what we want to do and we will narrow it down once we get closer to the World Cup. But I think we just want to play cricket, play good cricket until the World Cup comes up. But first, winning the series is what we are looking at. We are looking at one game at a time and seeing how we can play well in that game. And then think about the second and third. So, thinking too far ahead sometimes doesn’t help”

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