Rohit Sharma’s T20I career has ended, with the selectors likely to take a call on his ODI captaincy after India’s defeat against Australia in the final of the ICC World Cup 2023.
According to the Times of India, the Board of Control for Cricket in India wants to be clear on Rohit’s white-ball future besides grooming a new skipper.
According to a source, Rohit has communicated to the apex body that he is okay with not being considered for the shortest format. His last T20I was the semi-final against England in the ICC T20 World Cup 2022.
With the selectors keen to invest in young players, it needs to be seen how the 36-year-old goes about as far as one-day internationals are concerned. The next edition of the Champions Trophy is 2025, and Rohit might also not play in that.
The Men in Blue’s next ODI assignment is in South Africa.
“Rohit had communicated to the Indian selection committee before the ICC World Cup 2023 that he was fine with the idea of not being considered for T20Is. The selectors want to go ahead with young players,” the source told TOI.
“Rohit will focus on Test cricket for the next cycle of World Test Championship. Grooming a skipper for five-day format is a part of the agenda.”