‘Big tournament player’ Rohit Sharma will be fine in T20 WC: Ganguly

Written by Rohit Pawar

Former India captain Sourav Ganguly is not fussed about Rohit Sharma’s poor form in the Indian Premier League. Speaking ahead of Delhi’s match against Lucknow, Ganguly said that fans do not need to worry about Rohit Sharma’s form with the bat as he is a big tournament player.

Ganguly backed Rohit to do well in the T20 World Cup, set to start on June 1 in the United States of America and West Indies. Ganguly also said that alongside Rohit, Virat Kohli should open the innings for India. Kohli has been in sensational form in the Indian Premier League 2024 season and is the current Orange Cap holder in the tournament.

“India is a very good team. Rohit will play well in the World Cup. He plays well in big tournaments. At the big stage, he will be fine,” said Ganguly.

Sharma has had a torrid season so far, hitting 349 runs in 13 innings at an average of 29.08. Out of the 349 runs, Rohit scored a century against CSK at the Wankhede Stadium, which came in a losing cause. In the last few matches of the IPL, Sharma has struggled to get going and has visibly looked out of place against the spinners.

Kohli on the other hand hs changed his T20 approach completely and has been batting at a rapid strike-rate. Kohli, to an extent, has let go of his anchor role and is trying to maximise overs inside and outside the powerplay. The Orange Cap holder has 661 runs at an average of 66.10 and a strike rate of 155.16, with a century and five fifties.

With Kohli’s help, RCB have made a remarkable comeback in the tournament with five successive wins after a horrid win-loss record of 1-6 in the first half. Kohli would hope to deliver in the team’s final group-stage game against CSK, which will be a virtual knockout.

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