As the T20 World Cup 2024 approaches, the discussions around India’s squad intensify, especially regarding the inclusion of senior players like Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli. Former Indian cricketer Harbhajan Singh has come forward to back both players, emphasizing the importance of having experienced players alongside the youth for a well-balanced team.
“I think both Virat (Kohli) and Rohit (Sharma) should be there in the World Cup…I think a good combination would be possible only when you have good senior players too with the youth. Virat and Rohit have a lot of mettle in them…I think they should play,” said Harbhajan Singh, showing his support for the seasoned campaigners.
Harbhajan Singh also shared insights into India’s loss in the ODI World Cup 2023 final against Australia, attributing the defeat to a lackluster performance.
“India lost the World Cup final because they did not play well. Australia played better and played boldly. We succumbed to the pressure after losing the third wicket. We could have scored 280-290 runs. A lot of blame is being placed on pitch, dew, and conditions, but we must accept that we did not play well under pressure,” he analyzed.
As India gears up for the T20 World Cup, Harbhajan Singh’s perspective underscores the importance of a balanced blend of experience and youth for a competitive team.