Rohit often comes up with cheeky replies to questions and today was no different as he was at his hilarious best with the entire press conference room bursting into laughter.
When asked whether the 2011 World Cup squad had the better part-time bowling options than the 2023 squad, Rohit responded hilariously ‘hopefully Sharma and Kohli can roll some arm over in the World Cup.’
Rohit also wants his middle order batters to show flexibility as no one in the national team owns any particular batting position.
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“One thing I need in this team is everyone ready to bat anywhere. Cricket is moving in a different direction. You can step up at any position, no one should say ‘I am good at this position and that position’. That is the message that has been conveyed to every individual, not now but that’s happening for last two, three or four years,” the skipper said.
The Indian skipper seemed a trifle irritated when asked why India doesn’t have a settled No. 4.
“We have got guys who can bat at No.4. It’s not about No.4. It’s about top three and there onwards, 4, 5, 6, 7 and there onwards and who can win us game. There have been challenges and guys have been put under pressure and that’s a good thing.