Gautam Gambhir emphasized the selection of both Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli for the T20 World Cup, expressing a strong desire to witness Rohit Sharma leading the team.

Following the recent closure of the ODI World Cup, attention swiftly shifted to the forthcoming T20 World Cup. Rohit Sharma, leading India, guided the team to a memorable run in the ODI tournament, reaching the final but falling short against Australia. Rohit’s aggressive batting style set the tone for India’s commanding starts, aiding the middle-order to consolidate innings effectively.

Securing 597 runs, Rohit showcased remarkable form, trailing only behind teammate Virat Kohli, who amassed a record-breaking 765 runs. Despite their year-long absence from T20Is, Gautam Gambhir, the Indian cricket legend, staunchly supports Rohit and Kohli’s inclusion in the T20 World Cup squad, backing their outstanding performances in the ODI event.

“They (Rohit and Kohli) both need to get picked, both should be picked and more importantly, I want to see Rohit Sharma as captain in the T20 World Cup. Yes, Hardik has been captaining in T20Is but I still want to see Rohit as captain in the World Cup. Don’t pick Rohit Sharma just as a batter. Rohit is a phenomenal leader and has proved that with his batting in this ODI World Cup,” Gambhir said on Sportskeeda.

Rohit and Kohli’s last appearance in a T20I for India dates back to the 2022 T20 World Cup semifinal against England, where the team suffered a defeat.

Gambhir further emphasized that if Rohit Sharma intends to play T20Is, he should be chosen not solely as a batsman but as a captain-batsman.

“If you are picking Rohit, which should be the case, Virat will automatically get picked. If Rohit decides to play T20 World Cup then he should be picked as a captain who can bat,” Gambhir added.

1
FUN88

FUN88

100% Bonus up to ₹20,000
  • UPI / Netbanking
  • Cricket Betting
  • Great Promotions
2
Betwinner

Betwinner

Double Your Money With Bonus Up To RS.8000
  • IPL
  • Double Your Money With Bonus
  • RS.8000
3
4RABET

4RABET

700% UP TO 90,000₹
  • Live Betting
  • Cricket Betting
  • Live Casino
4
10CRIC

10CRIC

₹5,000 in Free Bets
  • eSports
  • Risk free bets
  • Cash deposit
5
MegaPari

MegaPari

INR 20,000 in Bonus
  • Generous Bonus & Promotions
  • Secure Payment Methods
  • Live Betting
6
1XBET

1XBET

100% Bonus on the 1st deposit up to ₹8,000
  • Weekly sports bonus
  • Cash races
  • Bitcoin bonuses

Last Updated on November 24, 2023

Senior Sports Copywriter