Rohit Sharma’s Witty Reply When Asked About Giving Youngsters Chances, ‘You Want me, Shikhar Dhawan to be on Bench?’
Ind vs WI: Rohit said would it be right if Ishan Kishan, Ruturaj Gaikwad open, and he along with Shikhar Dhawan IS on the bench.
Ahmedabad: India’s new full-time limited-overs captain Rohit Sharma addressed his first official press conference on the eve of the first ODI against West Indies. While Rohit answered all questions regarding the opening slot, workload management, Virat Kohli, and the role of spinners; there was a question that seemed to have put off Rohit for a while.
Rohit was asked about giving youngsters more chances in the top 3 against West Indies. To this, Rohit said would it be right if Ishan Kishan, Ruturaj Gaikwad open, and he along with Shikhar Dhawan on the bench.
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Rohit Sharma (on giving chances to more youngsters in the top 3) said, “So do you want Ishan Kishan and Ruturaj Gaikwad as openers and me and Shikhar Dhawan on the bench?”
During the presser, Rohit also highlighted the role of a finisher and that India needs to look for one after MS Dhoni.
“Finisher’s role is important. After MS Dhoni, Hardik has done well in that role. But we do need more options. It’s a very important role,” he said.
Amid much speculation as to who would open after Shikhar Dhawan and Ruturaj Gaikwad tested positive for Covid, Rohit confirmed it would be young Ishan Kishan opening with him. He also strec=tched on the fact that he wishes to carry the team forward after Virat Kohli.
After the humiliating debacle in South Africa, India would look to start afresh in their 1000th ODI. At home, India would start overwhelming favourites against the Keiron Pollard-led side.
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