The Indian skipper, Rohit Sharma reckoned that West Indies won’t be easy to defeat in the upcoming five-match T20I series. The 20-over games are set to get underway on Friday, July 29 with the opening game scheduled to be taking place at Brian Lara Stadium in Tarouba in Trinidad. Rohit was rest from the ODI series that India won 0-3 and is looking forward to taking part in the upcoming matches. Before the series, West Indies defeated Bangladesh 2-0 in a three-match T20I series and Rohit doesn’t want India to let their guard down.
As per the quotes in India Today, Rohit Sharma said, “It’s nice to have some time off and get refreshed. So, of course, I am pretty excited to be back. Can’t wait to get the series started and it’s going to be an exciting one and, at the same time, a challenging one as well. We do understand the potential that the West Indies team has, particularly in this format. They cherish playing T20 cricket.”
Rohit Sharma also talked about India trying to figure their plans out ahead of the T20 World Cup later this year in Australia.
Meanwhile, A video of Rohit Sharma’s comical response to an Indian reporter namely Vimal Kumar is doing rounds on social media. The Indian skipper responded in an unexpected way when the reporter asked him to react to Pragyan Ojha’s comments on Shikhar Dhawan.
Here’s the conversation between Rohit Sharma and the Reporter: “Your old friend Pragyan Ojha has commented that the way Tendulkar and Ganguly’s professional relationship turned into a friendship by opening the innings together, Shikhar and you have part of a friendship too. Tell us something about it?” asked the reporter.
“Pragyan? Pragyan aaj kal commentary karne laga hai kya? Sahi hai, chalo achhi baat hai (Pragyan? Has he started doing commentary? Well, alright, it’s good),” Sharma replied.
— Guess Karo (@KuchNahiUkhada) July 29, 2022
The Indian skipper explained, “Talking about our guys, everyone is looking ready to go. We will try and work out some things and achieve something as well. To achieve something from the series we play has always been our goal.”
If India whitewashed West Indies in the series, then Rohit Sharma will surpass Virat Kohli’s tally of victories in the T20Is. While Rohit has 26 wins to his name, the Delhi-born Virat has 30.
MS Dhoni is India’s most successful skipper in the shortest format of the game. A great series is anticipated here between these two high-quality sides. India and West Indies have locked horns with each other in 20 T20Is so far. Out of these games, India has won 13 whereas West Indies have come out victorious on just 6 occasions.