Rohit will captain in 2024 T20 WC: Jay Shah

Wednesday 21st February 2024 05:28 EST

The suspense over who will captain India in the T20 World Cup in June is over. India will be playing the tournament under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma, BCCI secretary Jay Shah said.

“In the 2023 (final) in Ahmedabad, even though we did not win the World Cup after 10 straight wins, we won hearts. I want to promise you that in 2024 (T20 World Cup) in Barbados (venue for the final), we will lift the trophy under Rohit Sharma’s captaincy. We will hoist India’s flag,” Jay Shah said at a function to rename the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Khanderi after veteran cricket administrator Niranjan Shah.

Significantly, Shah made this statement in front of a gathering which included Rohit, head coach Rahul Dravid and chief selector Ajit Agarkar, a few other members of the Indian team, and IPL chairman Arun Dhumal. Legends like Sunil Gavaskar and Anil Kumble were also among the audience.

“The selectors are also on the same page on this matter,” Shah told reporters later, adding: “This call was taken by the selectors.” Interestingly, all-rounder Hardik Pandya, who is currently out of action due to an ankle injury, has led India full time in T20Is since January 2023. Rohit played for India’s T20I side for the first time since the T20 World Cup semifinal in 2022 when he turned out for the home T20I series against Afghanistan recently.

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