Indian captain Rohit Sharma will be leading the team for the first time in the ODI World Cup and he will be looking forward to making his presence count as a batsman and captain throughout the tournament such that India can go all the way and make a bid for the third ODI World Cup title.
Team India last won the ODI World Cup in 2011 under the leadership of MS Dhoni as the Men in Blue defeated Sri Lanka in the final to clinch the major honour. Since then, Team India struggled to up the ante in the next two editions as they lost to Australia and New Zealand in the semi-finals of the 2015 and 2019 World Cup.
The Indian cricket team will start their World Cup 2023 venture against the Australian cricket team on October 8, Sunday. The game will go all guns blazing at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. It remains to be seen how the Men in Blue will approach the tournament at home.
Rohit Sharma shuts down a reporter over question on 2019 World Cup final
The 2019 edition of the World Cup saw the two best teams reaching the final. New Zealand locked horns with England in the final showdown and it was a game that literally had every snippet of spice, drama and nail-biting moments. Both teams deserved to win the final but England had the last laugh in the battle.
It was due to the fact that England scored more boundaries compared to New Zealand. Hence, England won the World Cup based on the boundary count rule, which is also their maiden ODI World Cup title. Meanwhile, a reporter asked Rohit Sharma about the ending of the 2019 Cricket World Cup final. Rohit Sharma replied, “Kya yaar, ye mera kaam nahi ghosit karna (Translation: It is not my job to announce winners).”
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