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Rohit to lead in 2024 T20 World Cup, confirms Jay Shah

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RAJKOT: The suspense over who will captain India in the

ICC T20 World Cup

in the USA and Caribbean in June is over, it seems. India will be playing the tournament under the captaincy of

Rohit Sharma

, BCCI secretary

Jay Shah

said here on Wednesday.
“In the 2023 (final) at Ahmedabad, even though we did not win the World Cup after 10 straight wins, we won hearts. I want to promise you that in 2024 (T20 World Cup) in Barbados (venue for the final), we will lift the trophy under Rohit Sharma’s captaincy. Hum Bharat ka jhanda gadenge (we will hoist India’s flag),” Jay Shah said here at a function to rename the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Khanderi after veteran cricket administrator Niranjan Shah.
Significantly, Jay Shah made this statement in front of a gathering which included Rohit, head coach Rahul Dravid and chief selector Ajit Agarkar, a few other members of the Indian team, and IPL chairman Arun Dhumal. Legends like Sunil Gavaskar and Anil Kumble were also amongst the audience.
All-rounder Hardik Pandya, who is currently out of action due to an ankle injury, led India full-time in T20Is since January 2023.
Rohit played for India’s T20I side for the first time since the T20 World Cup semi-final in 2022 when he turned out for the home T20I series against Afghanistan.

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