India vs. Australia: The 2023 ODI World Cup will be played in India this year. The India team is the biggest contender to win this tournament at home. This could be the last World Cup for veterans like Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli, in such a situation they would like to end with a win. Especially Captain Rohit will try to make history under his captaincy. But in the meantime, veteran batsman Sunil Gavaskar has made a big statement about Rohit’s captaincy.
Gavaskar statement on Rohit
Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar believes Hardik Pandya needs to win the first ODI against Australia here on Friday to reclaim the ODI team leadership after this year’s World Cup. Regular skipper Rohit Sharma will miss the first ODI at Wankhede Stadium due to family commitments. Pandya has been appointed acting captain for this match.
Hardik has won the IPL
Hardik captained the Gujarat Titans playing for the first time in the 2022 IPL season and contributed significantly to the team being champions. He already leads the Indian team in T20 Internationals. Gavaskar told ‘Star Sports’ that I am very impressed with his captaincy for Gujarat Titans and then India in T20 format. I think if he wins the first match in Mumbai, you can seal his name for the India captaincy once the World Cup is over in 2023.
Gavaskar said that the Pandya presence in the middle order is very important for India. He said he can be a ‘game-changing impact player’ in the middle order. Even for the Gujarat team, he used to present the batting order as per need.