I have not given up on T20 cricket: Rohit Sharma

Xtra Time Web Desk: Team India captain Rohit Sharma has made his intentions very clear as far as his T20 future is concerned. The 35-year-old Rohit on Monday said he has not given up on T20 cricket. The comment from Rohit Sharma will pose Chetan Sharma led selection committee a new headache as they are planning to make an overhaul in T20 format. The selectors are already projecting Hardik Pandya as India’s new T20 captain.

“I have not given up on T20 cricket,” said Rohit during his pre match press conference ahead of the first ODI in Guwahati on Monday.

He went on to add, “Firstly, it is not possible to play back-to-back matches. You need to give them (all format players) enough break. I definitely fall in that as well. We have three T20Is against New Zealand. We will see what happens after IPL. I have not decided to give up the format.”

Rohit is making a return to competitive cricket after having missed the series against Bangladesh and recently concluded T20I series  due to injury. The 35-year-old has confirmed that Shubhman Gill will open with him in the 1st ODI game. This will mean that double centurion Ishan Kishan will be left out for first ODI.

Here is the pre match press conference of Team India captain Rohit Sharma: