Team India captain Rohit Sharma said on Monday that he is not retiring from T20 International cricket. Rohit’s statement came from the first match of the ODI series between India and Sri Lanka. He said, he is not leaving T20 cricket. BCCI has reacted to Rohit’s statement.
Rohit Sharma- Virat Kohli: Team India captain Rohit Sharma said on Monday that he is not retiring from T20 International cricket. Rohit’s statement came from the first match of the ODI series between India and Sri Lanka. He said, he is not leaving T20 cricket. Along with Virat Kohli, Rohit declared himself available for the T20 team. The reaction of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has come on Rohit’s statement.
According to Inside Sport, a BCCI official said, “We have to take a decision keeping in mind Indian cricket and not any individual player.” We feel we have to move beyond Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma. We have to build a team looking at the future. But the final decision will be taken by the selectors.
- What did Rohit Sharma say in the press conference?
Before the first match of the ODI series between India and Sri Lanka, Rohit Sharma said in a press conference in response to a question asked about T20 International career, I am not retiring from T20 cricket. He said that the seniors were given a break for the Sri Lanka series. Rohit said, it is not easy to play matches continuously. It is necessary to give break to all the players. I also come in that. There will be three T20 matches against New Zealand. Let’s see what happens after IPL. I am not retiring yet.
The decision on Rohit’s T20 career can be taken soon. BCCI has given the decision to decide the future of Rohit and Virat in T20 to the selector. A BCCI official said, Rohit and Virat will not be selected for the T20 series against New Zealand. We have to move on from them now. Young players have to pay attention.
Talking about Rohit Sharma’s T20 career, he has played 148 matches, in which he has scored 3853 runs at an average of 31. Rohit has 4 centuries and 29 half-centuries to his name. At the same time, Virat Kohli has played 115 T20Is. He has scored 4008 runs at an average of 52.74. Kohli has scored one century and 37 half-centuries in T20Is.