Will Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli play in Champions Trophy 2025?

Both Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma called time on their T20I careers right after India won the T20 World Cup 2024 in Barbados. By doing so, they gave a clear indication that it is now time for the young guns to showcase their potential. However, both the players are still committed to represent the nation in the ODI and Test formats. While admitting that the Indian cricket is going through a transition phase, BCCI secretary Jay Shah hinted that the likes of Virat and Rohit will be part of the Indian team in the Champions Trophy 2025.

“The transition has already happened with three greats retiring,” Shah told reporters, referring to Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and Ravindra Jadeja, all of who called time on their T20I careers.

“The way this team is progressing, our target is to win the World Test Championship final and Champions Trophy. There will be a similar squad playing there. The seniors will be there.”

Hardik Pandya is the front-runner to succeed Rohit Sharma as the captain in T20Is. The all-rounder already has experience in the field as he has captained both, Mumbai Indians and Gujarat Titans in the IPL and he also captained India in the shortest format of the game during 2023.

“Captaincy will be decided by the selectors and we will announce it after discussing with them. You asked about Hardik, there were lot of questions over his form but the selectors showed faith in him and he proved himself,” added Shah.

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