The upcoming Cricket World Cup, which is just a few weeks away, is shining a spotlight on the Asia Cup 2023, currently taking center stage. The exciting match between India and Pakistan set for Saturday has everyone buzzing with anticipation. Interestingly, the Indian cricket team hasn’t won any ICC trophies since 2023. This puts the responsibility on Captain Rohit Sharma and former skipper Virat Kohli to lead the team to success in the 2023 Cricket World Cup. Highlighting the significance of Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, and Shubman Gill in India’s batting lineup, former India captain Sourav Ganguly has mentioned that their performances will play a crucial role in India’s chances.
“Virat is doing really well in cricket. He’s been exceptional lately and his batting skills are impressive. He’s definitely India’s main player, along with capable Rohit Sharma. This Cricket World Cup is Rohit’s first and last as captain in the 50-over format. I’m talking about the upcoming World Cup that will happen in four years. While T-20 cricket is possible, this upcoming World Cup has its own unique characteristics. Rohit has a great track record in global cricket tournaments, including scoring five centuries in the previous World Cup. And we shouldn’t forget the talent of Shubman Gill, who has the ability to stand out and secure wins for India. Each of them needs to step up if India wants to win the tournament,” said Ganguly during an episode of ‘Backstage with Boria’.
All three players are expected to be part of the much-anticipated India vs Pakistan match during the Asia Cup 2023. This event is the last chance for teams to experiment before the Cricket World Cup begins. While Virat Kohli was part of the victorious ODI Cricket World Cup team in 2011, Rohit Sharma is still aiming for success in the ODI World Cup arena.