File image of Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli together.© AFP
Two of India’s most celebrated cricketers – Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli – are unlikely to be selected for T20Is going forward, sources have told NDTV. The veteran duo have been the pillars of Indian cricket for more than a decade now but the game governing body in the country – BCCI – is planning to induct young players in the T20I format looking ahead at the 2024 T20 World Cup in the USA and the West Indies. Sources have further told NDTV that Hardik Pandya will be a crucial cog in India’s T20I plans and is likely to be made the long-term captain in the shortest format.
The new BCCI selection committee, led by Chetan Sharma, which was appointed on January 7 is likely to hold talks with Virat and Rohit regarding their T20 future, sources said. They added that the star duo has made themselves available for T20 selection. “BCCI wants a young team under Hardik Pandya for T20Is,” sources said.
When Hardik Pandya was made the captain of the Indian T20I side for the recently-concluded three-match series against Sri Lanka, there was enough speculation that Rohit’s
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