Andre Russell's 'Madness' Verdict on Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli's T20 World Cup Selection Debate

There has been quite a debate surrounding the future of Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli in T20I cricket, but star of the West Indies Andre Russell believes that there can be no questions when it comes to the inclusion of the duo in the T20 World Cup 2024 squad. The two veteran Indian cricket team stars have not played the shortest format of the sport for quite some time, and with the World Cup less than a year away, some fans and experts were of the opinion that the team management could look at a younger side.
In a recent interaction, Russell was asked about the rumors, and he said that Rohit and Virat should be part of the tournament because of their immense experience and because they will be perfect to guide the youngsters in that situation.
Russell said on the sidelines of the Abu Dhabi T10 League, “I don't know why this is a big thing (the debate on Rohit and Virat). Social media can actually get in the way of cricketers by questioning their potential. Rohit, with the experience and Virat being Virat, it would be madness if India picked a team for the T20 World Cup and they were not in them. Experience in World Cups is very important. You can't send 11 young soldiers to the battlefield. You have to have experience. The young Indian players will give them a run for their money. They have been good in the chances that they have gotten, but I think when the pressure moments come, you need big players."



Dec 1, 2023 6:35 AM