Amid debates surrounding Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli’s roles in T20I cricket, West Indies’ Andre Russell strongly supports their inclusion in the T20 World Cup 2024 squad. Despite the duo’s absence from the shortest format for a while, Russell believes their experience is invaluable and essential for guiding younger players.
Russell addressed the social media chatter questioning Rohit and Virat’s roles, emphasizing their immense experience. He mentioned that excluding them from the T20 World Cup squad would be absurd, highlighting the significance of experienced players in high-pressure World Cup scenarios.
Comparing the duo to legendary Sachin Tendulkar, Russell stressed that players of Rohit and Virat’s caliber deserve another chance to secure a World Cup win.
Expressing concern over media influence on selection decisions, Russell urged giving due respect and opportunity to such seasoned players who have significantly contributed to Indian cricket’s success.
Both Kohli and Rohit have chosen not to participate in the forthcoming T20I and ODI series against South Africa.