Gautam Gambhir decodes perfect T20 World Cup 2024 blueprint for Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli

Gautam Gambhir unveils the ideal T20 World Cup strategy for Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli, offering insights for success in 2024. Check out what he thinks about it.

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Gautam Gambhir, Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma (Source - Twitter)

Indian Cricket Team have started their preparations for the upcoming T20 World Cup, commencing on June 4, 2024, but the absence of senior players Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli from the ongoing T20I series against South Africa kicked off on December 10, has raised eyebrows. Since the T20 World Cup 2022 semi-final defeat in Adelaide, the duo has not featured in India's T20 format.


Meanwhile, Gautam Gambhir, former India opener, has weighed in, asserting that Rohit and Kohli "should absolutely be picked" for the T20 World Cup in 2024 if both are in prime form leading up to the tournament in the USA and the West Indies. Gambhir emphasised that age should not serve as a selection criterion, underscoring the invaluable experience that Rohit and Kohli would bring to the squad.

“See, it all depends on the form. Ultimately, it’s the form. The good thing is it’s happening after the IPL. 100 per cent. They should be part of the World Cup if they are in good form. For me, form is important. For a T20 World Cup, you want to take players who are in really good form. If Rohit and Virat are in good form, they should absolutely be picked for the World Cup.” Gambhir was quoted as saying by Sports Tiger.

Rohit has excelled as captain: Gautam Gambhir

Additionally, Gambhir showered praise on Indian captain Rohit, highlighting his exceptional captaincy record with five IPL trophies. He emphasised that India's dominance in the ODI World Cup showcased the team's champion-like performance throughout the tournament. He stressed the importance of considering the broader context rather than evaluating solely on a single performance.

“Rohit has excelled as captain, winning five IPL trophies. India dominated the 50-over World Cup, playing like champions throughout. One bad game doesn’t make Rohit or the team bad. It’s unfair to judge him solely on that.”

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