Rohit Sharma in T20I jersey
Rohit Sharma. (Picture Supply: Twitter)

Whereas many specialists of the sport and modern-day gamers have opined that ODI cricket may be irrelevant sooner or later, India skipper Rohit Sharma has not fully written off One Day Internationals but. The Indian workforce have been on a roll within the 50-overs format for now having registered consecutive abroad sequence wins over England and the West Indies, respectively.

Backing ODI cricket, the ‘Hitman’ has stated that cricket is essential no matter the format. Giving additional clarification on the identical, he added that at any time when India performs any ODI matches, the stadiums are all the time full, and the joy stays excessive. On the similar time, the Mumbai cricketer additionally talked about that it’s a person’s option to play a specific format, however for him, all three formats- Assessments, ODIs, and T20Is are equally essential.

For me, cricket is essential – no matter be the format: Rohit Sharma

“For me, cricket is essential – no matter be the format,” Rohit was quoted as saying by the Indian Specific.

“I’d by no means say that ODI is getting completed or T20 is getting completed, or Assessments are nearing an finish. I want there’s one other format as effectively as a result of, for me, taking part in the sport is most essential. Since childhood, we dreamt of taking part in the sport for India. Each time we play ODIs, stadiums are full, the joy stays excessive. It’s a person selection as to which format to play or not, however for me, all three codecs are essential”, he added.

The talk over the way forward for ODI cricket turned a scorching matter after star England all-rounder Ben Stokes shockingly introduced his retirement from the 50-overs format final month, citing a busy schedule and his lack of ability to present his 100% in that individual format. He continues to make himself obtainable for choice in T20Is and is at present captaining the Three Lions within the residence Check sequence in opposition to South Africa.

India’s subsequent ODI project will likely be a three-match sequence in Zimbabwe beginning August 18. Vice-captain KL Rahul will likely be main the Indian aspect. Rohit has been rested for the sequence as he seems to return on a powerful notice throughout the Males in Blue’s Asia Cup 2022 opener in opposition to arch-rivals Pakistan in Dubai on August 28.