Rohit Sharma was visibly thrilled with a wide smile as Jay Shah officially announced him as the captain for the 2024 T20 World Cup, expressing confidence in bringing the trophy home to India.

India’s star cricketer, Rohit Sharma, was elated when BCCI Secretary Jay Shah hinted at him leading the team in the 2024 T20 World Cup. While rumors circulated about Hardik Pandya’s potential captaincy, Shah commended India’s performance in the 2023 ODI World Cup and pledged to end the ICC trophy drought under Rohit’s leadership.

In a video shared by PTI, Shah promised, “Main aap ko promise karna chahta hoon ki Rohit Sharma ki kaptani mein 2024 mein Barbados mein hum jarur Bharat ka jhanda gadenge.(I want to promise you that under Rohit Sharma’s captaincy in 2024 in Barbados, we will definitely raise India’s flag.)”

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The announcement left the Indian team and management thrilled, with Rohit Sharma visibly expressing his happiness through applause and a wide smile. Although not an official appointment, this revelation has sparked excitement among fans, with the video quickly becoming viral on social media.

Rohit led India to the semifinals of the 2022 T20 World Cup in Australia, where they lost to eventual champions England. Since winning the 2013 Champions Trophy, India hasn’t secured an ICC trophy, coming close during the 2023 ODI World Cup but falling short against Australia in the final.

Despite his absence from T20Is post-2022, Rohit returned for a series against Afghanistan, where he smashed his record fifth T20I century in the final match, helping India clinch the series 3-0.

In the upcoming 2024 T20 World Cup, India is placed in Group A alongside Ireland, Pakistan, the United States, and Canada, with their first match scheduled against Ireland in New York on June 5.

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Last Updated on February 15, 2024

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