A major T20I record is expected to be set by India’s captain Rohit Sharma during the three-match T20I series against Afghanistan.
Rohit Sharma, the captain of India, is poised to set a significant T20I record. The top batter is one match away from making history as the first player to appear in 150 Twenty20 Internationals in international cricket. In addition to making his T20I comeback after a 14-month hiatus, Rohit has been selected as captain for the three-match series against Afghanistan. It is noteworthy that since the team’s elimination in the T20 World Cup semi-final in November, both seasoned Indian players Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli have not been included in the T20I squad.
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The return of India skipper Rohit Sharma to the T20I team for the opening T20I in a three-match series against Afghanistan in Mohali on Thursday was warmly welcomed by the crowd. As Rohit descended to the middle for the toss, the IS Bindra Stadium crowd erupted in cheers. After winning the toss, Rohit declared that his team would chase Afghanistan under the lights. The present match marked the commencement of the first bilateral series between the two nations. Although the BCCI declared that Yashasvi Jaiswal will miss the match because of a growing problem, spinner Kuldeep Yadav was left out of the starting eleven as well.
But Rohit also provided the fans with a humorous moment at the toss when he misplaced the team’s playing XI. After the 2022 T20 World Cup, Rohit Sharma is playing in his first T20I.
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“We’re going to bowl first. For no special reason at all; the pitch is strong and doesn’t really change here. There’s a lot to gain from the three games; the IPL and T20 cricket haven’t played much before the World Cup, but this is an international match, so we’ll strive to accomplish a few goals. Rahul bhai and I had a conversation about the combination moving forward and what our collective needs are.We will make an effort to do that, but the most crucial thing is to succeed. Avesh, Yashashvi, and Sanju Samson (who didn’t pull off well). Indeed, Kuldeep loses out as well,” Rohit remarked during the toss.