Amid the Ishan Kishan, Shreyas Iyer Saga Rohit Sharma’s Firm Domestic Cricket Verdict

During the press conference on Wednesday, team India captain Rohit Sharma reaffirmed his stance on the importance of playing domestic cricket. The likes of Shreyas Iyer and Ishan Kishan have been in the headlines for their reluctance to play Ranji Trophy, but Rohit feels it's important for everyone to play domestic cricket unless there's a medical reason certified by the team. Though Rohit didn't take the names of Iyer and Kishan, he was firm with his message, highlighting how important it is to play first-class cricket.
Rohit said in the press conference, “There has been talk about this for a long, long time. When the players are available, they’ve got to make themselves available to play domestic cricket, unless they have been given a certificate from the medical group that they want to be rested or will not be taking part in domestic cricket, but if you are available, if you are fit, if you’re fine, it is important that we go and play that.”
He also said, “It is not for just a few cricketers; it is for everyone to make sure that whenever you’re available and fine, you should be able to play domestic cricket.” Rohit is busy preparing for the Dharamshala Test but still found time to track the recently concluded semi-finals of the Ranji Trophy, which saw participation from his own domestic side, Mumbai.
“You saw the Ranji Trophy that was played this week. I watched Mumbai and Tamil Nadu; obviously there was a very interesting game happening today as well. I think Vidarbha won."



Mar 7, 2024 3:19 AM