Mohammad Kaif advocated for Rohit Sharma’s captaincy in the T20 World Cup 2024, underlining Rohit’s leadership skills and past successes in the 50 overs World Cup.

Former Indian cricketer Mohammad Kaif advocated for Rohit Sharma’s captaincy role in the T20 World Cup 2024, praising his leadership exhibited during the 2023 World Cup. Speaking to IANS, Kaif emphasized that India requires Rohit’s leadership quality and experience in the shortest format, lauding his strategic decisions and batting skills.

“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 overs World Cup, he has done a fantastic job as a leader…India will need his experience in T20s too. Rohit as a skipper as a batter did a fantastic job, which India will need in T20s as well,” Kaif said.

As the T20 World Cup approaches, Rohit Sharma’s leadership gains prominence for India’s success. The absence of Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane from the Test squad for South Africa raises concerns.

Kaif expressed worries, especially about Pujara’s exclusion, highlighting, “It will be hard for Shreyas Iyer to fill the shoes of Pujara. I don’t know why Pujara has not been selected. You can’t just get on the African tour without your prime batter, you just cannot rely on current or past forms, something you need the most is called experience, and India is going to miss it.”

The former cricketer also dismissed the notion that Australia, the World Cup winners, were better than India, highlighting Virat Kohli and Mohammed Shami’s performances, and India’s overall team structure.

Last Updated on December 5, 2023

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