Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli: Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli, these are the two names about which great Sachin Tendulkar had said that these batsmen can break his record of centuries and in the ODI World Cup 2023, King Kohli lived up to that statement and by scoring his 50th century in ODI, Sachin Broke the record of. But do you know that both the batsmen played their last T20 International in 2022, which is giving a clear indication that both the players will not be a part of India in the T20 World Cup to be played in 2024.
In the 2022 T20 World Cup, the Indian team lost the semi-final match played against England on 10 November by 10 wickets. This match proved to be the last T20 International match for Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli. After this, both the Indian batsmen did not play any T20I match in 2023 and will not play till the end of the year. Thus, it can be said that both the batsmen will not be a part of India in the T20 World Cup 2024, which will be hosted by West Indies and America.
Last Thursday (30 November), BCCI announced the Indian team for all three formats for the South Africa tour, in which Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli have taken a break from the white ball series (ODI and T20 International). Both the players are part of the Test team. Being the regular captain, Rohit Sharma will take charge of the Test team. Whereas KL Rahul has been made the captain of India in ODI and Suryakumar Yadav in T20 International.
There is only a short time left for the 2024 T20 World Cup and in such a situation, the absence of regular captain Rohit Sharma and star batsman Virat Kohli does not suit at all. Earlier it was being said that both the players are away from the T20 format to focus on the 2023 ODI World Cup, but now even after the ODI World Cup, both the players are not a part of the T20 team. However, work is going on on a separate and new T20 team from the beginning of 2023. All-rounder Hardik Pandya took over the command of India in T20 regularly played in 2023. However, after the all-rounder’s injury, Suryakumar Yadav has been given the command of the T20 team.
Now in such a situation, it will be interesting to see whether Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli are part of India in T20 World Cup 2024 or not. Talking about the T20 International career of both the players, Rohit Sharma has played 148 matches so far and Virat Kohli has played 115 matches. Virat Kohli has scored 4008 runs and Rohit Sharma has scored 3853 runs in the format.
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