Indian Cricket team had a wonderful 2019 except the semi-final loss against New Zealand in Cricket World Cup 2019. Indian team players also had a very busy 2019 as they played continuous bilateral series along with a Cricket World Cup in the year. They also represented their franchises in IPL.
The Indian limited-overs vice-captain Rohit Sharma had a great world cup as he became the first player to hit five centuries in a single edition of the world cup. The 32-year-old Rohit, who amassed 648 runs from nine matches, fell 25 runs short of Tendulkar’s record for the highest number of runs in a single World Cup. Tendulkar plundered 673 runs from 11 games in the 2003 World Cup.Rohit Sharma also returned to the Test fold after having a great world cup and had a hectic 2019. Rohit has been given rest for the ongoing T20I series between India and Sri Lanka.
Meanwhile, Rohit Sharma talked about current Indian team and the youngsters that are coming to the international team. He also talked about India’s incumbent no.4 Shreyas Iyer. The Mumbaikar termed the young batsman as India’s permanent no.4 for the future.
Rohit Sharma feels that Shreyas Iyer has the game sense to suit the requirements of No. 4 position. Rohit Sharma quoted, “Shreyas Iyer knows that he will now bat at No.4 for years to come. He feels secure and can now execute his plans freely. The other guys will first need to make the respective spots their own. KL has had a good time and will go in with a good mind set moving forward. We can’t really judge them as a group after two or three matches. We need to wait till they have played sufficient matches together.”
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“The problem is that between KL (Rahul), Rishabh, Shreyas, and Shivam, they haven’t played many matches together as a team. But that will happen now and once that happens, they will get some confidence. Things are changing now. Shreyas (Iyer) is No.4 now and he is doing pretty well. Rishabh (Pant) did well in the West Indies ODIs. Shivam (Dube) has started doing well. So, I am confident, our youngsters will step up,” Rohit added.
Rohit also talked about the other youngsters who are mixing well with the seniors and gaining the invaluable experience needed at international stage.