Joe Root Opens Up On Rohit Sharma And Virat Kohli’s Replacements In Team India, Says ‘That’s Very Difficult To Answer’
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Joe Root Opens Up On Rohit Sharma And Virat Kohli’s Replacements In Team India, Says ‘That’s Very Difficult To Answer’

Former England skipper Joe Root praised veteran Indian batters Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli, calling them consistent performers across the formats for a long time. Joe Root acknowledged the challenge of finding replacements for Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli in the Indian cricket team.

Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli have been impressive with the bat in the Asia Cup 2023. The Indian skipper scored three consecutive half-centuries after his failure against Pakistan in the first match. Kohli, on the other hand, scored his 47th ODI century in the Super Four match against Pakistan.

That’s Not For Me To Say – Joe Root

In an interview with the Times of India, Joe Root expressed admiration for the skills of Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli, considering them players to learn from.

“That’s very difficult to answer. That’s not for me to say. The two of them are wonderful players across all formats, leading players, and have both had to shoulder a lot of pressure for a number of years,” Root told The Times of India.

“When it comes to representing India, it’s impressive how consistent they’ve been for such a long period of time. And you know, as a fellow professional, you look at them, you look to learn and take lessons from their game,” he added.

Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli have not announced their retirement from cricket, as they still have cricket left in them. Team management would strategically plan the transition of these key players to maintain the team’s long-term performance and success.

Rohit Sharma To Lead India In World Cup 2023

Rohit Sharma will lead the Indian National Cricket Team in the much-anticipated ODI World Cup 2023 at home. The marquee tournament will be played from October 5 to November 19 across 10 venues. The Men in Blue will be hoping to end a decade-long ICC trophy drought in front of a home crowd.

The Rohit Sharma-led team will start their campaign by taking on five-time champion Australia at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on October 8. The highly anticipated encounter between archrivals India and Pakistan will be played at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on October 14.

India’s World Cup 2023 squad: Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan (wk), Hardik Pandya (vc), Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav.

Also read: IND vs BAN: Here’s Why Marvan Attapatu Felt Sorry For Rohit Sharma After His Dismissal Vs Sri Lanka In Asia Cup 2023

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