Rohit Sharma to Lead India at 2024 T20 World Cup: BCCI Secretary Jay Shah

Written by Mohan Sharma

In a big development, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary Jay Shah declared that Rohit Sharma will lead India at the upcoming T20 World Cup.

“We may have lost the final of the 2023 ODI World Cup. But we won hearts there by winning 10 matches in a row. I would like to say that I am confident that India will lift the 2024 T20 World Cup under Rohit Sharma’s captaincy at Barbados,” Shah said during his address at the event to rename the Saurashtra Cricket Association (SCA) Stadium to Niranjan Shah Stadium.

The statement came in the presence of India captain Rohit, coach Rahul Dravid and chairman of men’s senior selection committee Ajit Agarkar. After the event got over, the BCCI secretary spoke in detail about the decision to give the charge to Rohit for the T20 World Cup.

“Rohit was captaining (in the past and in other formats) and he came back for the Afghanistan series after a year, which means we were going to let him continue forward,” said Shah.

Rohit had not featured in the T20Is for 14 months but made his return to the format in January for the series against Afghanistan. The skipper had a miserable start to the series as he didn’t manage to get off the mark in first two fixtures but responded with a brilliant 121* in the third T20I.

With the match going down to a double Super-Over, he also scored 13 in the first iteration and 11 in the second to help India secure the win.

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