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To quote Rohit Sharma, “Talks That ODI Cricket Is Losing Its Appeal Are Nonsense.”

On Wednesday, the captain of the Indian cricket team, Rohit Sharma, refuted the notion that one-day international cricket is in risk of losing its allure by stating that he values all formats of the game equally.

On Wednesday, the captain of the Indian cricket team, Rohit Sharma, refuted the notion that one-day international cricket is in risk of losing its allure by stating that he values all formats of the game equally. Recent events have brought into question the viability of the 50-over format of cricket. This is due to the proliferation of Twenty20 leagues, which has resulted in a calendar that is jam-packed and has required top players like Ben Stokes and Trent Bolt to make some difficult decisions.

“Mera naam hi one-day cricket se bana hai. My reputation was established as a result of my performance in one-day cricket. These conversations are complete nonsensical). “People were earlier talking about Test cricket (being in danger),” Rohit told media on the sidelines of a promotional event taking place here in this city.

“Cricket is vital to me, regardless of the format it takes. I’d never suggest that an ODI series, a T20 tournament, or a test series is approaching close to its conclusion because none of those things are true.

“I really wish there was another format to choose from because, at least for me, the most important part of gaming is actually getting to play the game.” The decision of whether or not to participate in a certain format is up to the player, but “for me, all three formats are crucial,” he went on to say.

The Asia Cup, which will begin later this month in Dubai and will be Rohit’s next competition, will be his next challenge. India starts their offensive against their long-standing foes Pakistan.

India suffered a humiliating loss of ten wickets the previous time these two teams competed against each other, which took place at the Twenty20 World Cup in 2017.

“Last year in Dubai, we had a match against Pakistan, and as you can see, the outcome did not go in our favour. However, at this point in time, the squad is playing in a different manner and has prepared in a different way, which means that a great deal of things have shifted since then.

“We need to examine the conditions, and keep in mind that we will be playing in temperatures that are greater than 40 degrees” (temperatures). It is necessary for us to evaluate all of those aspects and make appropriate preparations. India, who are the current holders of the title, will be competing to win the continental championship for an unprecedented eighth time.

“Similarly, in the Asia Cup, our focus will be on what we can do as a team rather than thinking about the teams that we will be competing against, whether they be Pakistan, Bangladesh, or Sri Lanka. In preparation for the Asia Cup, we are working on a few things as a team right now. It is imperative that we keep the process moving forward. Rohit stated that “more or less, 80-90 percent of your team is set” in reference to the Twenty20 World Cup that would take place later on in this year. “The Twenty20 World Cup is still approximately two and a half months away from starting. Ahead of that, we will be competing in the Asia Cup as well as hosting two series against Australia and South Africa.

Depending on the circumstances, there could be anywhere from three to four different outcomes. Since we are currently playing in India and will be playing in the UAE, the conditions in Australia are likely to be very different from those in India and the UAE. We have to determine what will work best for our staff in Australia. According to Rohit, the club management is now exploring various strategies to develop a strong bench strength.

“(Jasprit) Bumrah, (Mohammed) Shami, and all of these guys will not be with the Indian team forever, so you have to try your best to prepare the other guys.”

“Rahul bhai (Dravid) and I had a conversation about how we are going to build up our bench strength, which is going to be really important taking into consideration the amount of cricket we play, taking into consideration the injury problems, and taking into consideration everything else.

“We never want to be a team that relies on one or two individuals; instead, we want to be a team in which everyone is able to contribute and help the team win on their own.”

“We want to be that kind of a club, and that’s why we want to give the younger guys as many opportunities as possible, and of course, you have got veterans playing around them. They are able to be of beneficial assistance.” As a result of the allure of Twenty20 competitions, a number of players are passing up the opportunity to represent their countries in favour of competing in franchise-based leagues. However, playing for the country is the most important thing for Rohit.

“It’s a tricky question. I have no idea what people are thinking when they choose to play in domestic leagues rather than international competitions.

There will be ten more leagues, but over the next few years, we will have a better idea of which one the players favour. But as of right now, nothing has changed in the state of Indian cricket; we still compete in the Indian Premier League and international cricket.

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