Despite numerous opportunities, India has been unable to secure an ICC title in the last decade. This was discussed ahead of the the World Test Championship (WTC) Final against Australia. Following India’s test series defeat in South Africa in 2022, Virat Kohli made the decision to step down, and Rohit Sharma assumed the captaincy role.
Just prior to the final match, Rohit was asked about the captaincy legacy he aims to establish.
“Whether it’s me or someone else, their role is to take Indian cricket forward and win as many games, as many championships as possible.”
“For me also, it will be the same. I want to win games, I want to win championships. That is what you play for.”
He also expressed there is little point in thinking too much about the ICC trophy. He says that the players know what needs to be done and are focused on how well they can do it.
Rohit Sharma was among the four squad members who turned up for optional practice ahead of WTC Final. R Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, and K S Bharat joined the net bowlers during the practice session. In the meantime, Rohit Sharma was seen clutching his left thumb following a hit in the nets, although he seemed to be relatively unaffected by the pain.
Rohit did not reveal much about the team combination and expectedly kept the suspense going till toss time. The Oval hosted its first Test back in 1880. It is staging a five-day game for the very first time.
India will clash against Australia at The Oval in the much-awaited WTC final commencing from June 7 to 11.