Jay Shah confirms that Rohit Sharma will lead India in the 2024 T20 World Cup

The secretary of BCCI, Jay Shah, has made a huge announcement that opening batter Rohit Sharma will lead the Men in Blue in the upcoming 2024 T20 World Cup, which is scheduled to start in June, and the West Indies and the USA will play host to this year’s mega event. Shah has even made a promise to the fans that the Indian team will lift the 2024 T20 World Cup Trophy and end the trophy drought of 11 years.

Under the leadership of Rohit Sharma, the Blue Army managed to reach the semi-finals of the 2022 T20 World Cup in Australia and finished as the runners-up in the 2023 ODI World Cup. The Indian team’s last ICC Tournament triumph was in 2013, when the Men in Blue won the 2023 Champions Trophy under the captaincy of MS Dhoni.

Following the defeat in the 2023 World Cup Final against Australia, there were rumours that the BCCI might appoint All-Rounder Hardik Pandya as the captain for this year’s T20 World Cup. But, Hardik has not completely recovered from the ankle injury he suffered during the World Cup match against Bangladesh, which forced him to miss the three-match T20i series against Afghanistan, and his injury struggles have led to the BCCI allowing Rohit to continue with his leadership duties for the upcoming T20 World Cup.

At the event at the newly renamed Niranjan Shah Stadium (formerly known as Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot), Jay Shah said, “Our team may have lost the final of the 2023 ODI World Cup against Australia, but we won hearts by winning 10 consecutive matches. I am pretty confident that the Indian team will win the 2024 T20 World Cup under the leadership of Rohit Sharma in the West Indies and the USA. Hum Bharat ka Jhanda Gadenge.”

Amit Shah’s son also confirmed that Head Coach Rahul Dravid will continue coaching the Indian team till the conclusion of the 2024 T20 World Cup, and he even announced that Hardik Pandya will be handling the vice captaincy duties in the tournament.

“He (Rohit Sharma) has been leading the team since 2021 in all formats, and he made a comeback for the T20i series against Afghanistan, and we are really happy to let him continue to lead the team. Rahul Dravid will be our team’s coach till the 2024 T20 World Cup, and Hardik Pandya will be the team’s vice captain for the T20 World Cup,” Shah added.

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