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“Rohit Sharma said we need Virat at any cost in T20 World Cup”

Cricket"Rohit Sharma said we need Virat at any cost in T20 World Cup"

Srinagar: The uncertainty over star cricketer Virat Kohli in the India squad for the T20 World Cup 2024 continues but the former Cricketer Kirti Azad has claimed that Rohit Sharma has made it certian he wants Virat Kohli in team at any cost.

Earlier this month, The Telegraph reported that the star India batter’s place in the World Cup squad is in doubt following the emergence of star power hitters in the Indian team.
It further states that Kohli needs to produce strong performances in the Indian Premier League (IPL) to enter in contention for a spot in the marquee global tournament, that takes place in the USA and the West Indies in June.

Amid the speculation over India batting great’s spot in the shortest format, India’s former World Cup winner and cricketer-turned-politician Kirti Azad has made a rather strong remark on Kohli’s place in the side.

Taking to his official X, account, Azad suggested that captain Rohit Sharma wants Kohli to be part of the side at any cost and that the confirmation of the latter being in the final-15 for the World Cup will be made soon.

“If sources are to be believed, Ajit Agarkar was neither able to convince himself nor the other selectors. Jay Shah asked Rohit Sharma too, but Rohit said we need Virat Kohli at any cost. Virat Kohli will play the T20 World Cup, and its official announcement will be made before the team selection,” Azad wrote.

Kohli, like Rohit, had been away from the shortest format ever since the previous T20 World Cup in October-November 2022.

The star batting duo made a return to T20Is in January earlier this year when India took on Afghanistan in a three-match series. Kohli played in two matches, while Rohit, who endured a duck across the first two games, scored a solid century in the third as India clinched a 3-0 series sweep.

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