India is gearing up to launch their ODI World Cup 2023 campaign, with Rohit Sharma at the helm, aiming to end India’s 12-year-long wait for the title. The last time India clinched the ODI World Cup was in 2011, when Rohit Sharma was not a part of the team. This edition of the World Cup boasts the experience of both Skipper Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli, who are the most seasoned players in the squad. Rohit Sharma is determined to lead the team to an ICC title after two unsuccessful attempts in 2015 and 2019. In the 2019 World Cup, Rohit Sharma stood out as the top performer, and he intends to leverage his wealth of experience to steer the team towards a successful outcome.
Meanwhile, Indian veteran Dinesh Karthik has shared his perspective on Rohit Sharma’s leadership as he prepares to lead the team. “He has undergone a remarkable transformation in his game. In the 2019 World Cup, he emerged as the highest run-scorer. Even if he scores only half the runs this time, I believe he won’t mind. He has repeatedly stated that individual runs are not his focus; it’s all about winning this World Cup. He has made it a point to lead by example, always eager to give Team India a strong start and put opposing bowlers on the back foot,” remarked Karthik in an interview on Cricbuzz.
“He is destined for greatness and has accomplished a great deal in his career. In many ways, this could be his final ODI World Cup. Rohit has been a close friend of mine, and we have grown together both as players and individuals,” added Karthik.