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Kris Srikkanth opines on Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma’s inclusion in T20 World Cup squad
By SMCS - Jan 8, 2024 7:32 am
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Kris Srikkanth shared that Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma should be picked if available in India’s T20 squad for the World Cup in June. Despite coming off good campaigns in the ODI World Cup, speculations were there of not getting selected for the T20I side. Notably, both Kohli and Rohit haven’t played in T20Is since losing the semi-final of the 2022 World Cup as well.

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Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli engaged in a mix-up

Speaking on his YouTube channel, Srikkanth said, “If they say they are available, I don’t think you can drop them. If you want to give captaincy to Hardik, you can. But you have to also look at his (Hardik’s) fitness. Virat Kohli is a certainty. He is in great form. Rohit Sharma, maybe, is confident because of how he scored in the World Cup. He will regroup and try and do well in the IPL. If Rohit Sharma says I am available, you can’t say you will drop him.”

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While Virat Kohli has been in great form in T20 for India and the IPL, Rohit has fairly struggled. However, they were the top two highest run-scorers in India’s final run in the recent ODI World Cup with 765 and 597 runs, respectively as well. However, Kris Srikkanth also feels both Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma would be desperate to win a T20 World Cup before retirement.

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Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma

“Virat Kohli would definitely want to win a T20 World Cup. Moreover, last year only the T20 World Cup took place, 13 months back. Virat Kohli was in extraordinary form. At the end of the day, Rohit Sharma is also hurt that he has lost a World Cup. He would like to go out with a World Cup in his hand at least. He was there in the 2007 World Cup. He would want to do something similar, win a World Cup, and go out,” Kris Srikkanth concluded.