'Rohit Sharma Can't Miss Any More Matches'-Former Cricketer Reacts After India Skipper Pulls Out of First ODI Against Australia
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Ahead of the series opener, former India cricketer Ajit Agarkar has said that the skipper shouldn’t be missing out on any more matches.
With the Border Gavaskar Trophy 2023 over, the focus now shifts towards the three match ODI series between India and Australia starting from March 17 at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Nevertheless, the usual skipper Rohit Sharma will be missing out on action due to some personal commitments and in his absence, it will be Hardik Pandya who will be leading the side.
While Rohit has played the knock of the series in Nagpur, his main potential will be judged in the ODIs since this is a ODI World Cup year. Ahead of the series opener, former India cricketer Ajit Agarkar has said that the skipper shouldn’t be missing out on any more matches.
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Speaking on Star Sports, Agarkar said Rohit will have to give himself a long run since there wouldn’t be many matches once the three match series against Australia ends. This series will be followed by the IPL which will be followed by the Asia Cup. After this the all important World Cup begins.
“I just hope he plays every game that India plays from now on, every one-day, because you want your captain out there to just have a pattern of play. He is missing the first one due to personal reasons. From thereon, you will not have enough one-days to formulate your plans. You want Rohit out there, as physically demanding as it can be for the captain, you want him not to miss any games. With regards to his batting, I do not think there are any issues,” said Agarkar on Star Sports.
Speaking on his batting technique, Agarkar said that India skipper doesn’t have to prove anything to anyone as he has the numbers to show for himself.
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“His record speaks for itself. You do not need to say anything about Rohit's performance in white ball cricket. He has taken a slightly different approach at times, trying to be the aggressor at the top of the order. Maybe, he changed it a little bit in the last series, giving himself a little more time and got the hundred.”
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