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Former Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir has in a recent statement said that experienced players like Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma will play a role of anchor during the ODI World Cup.
The legendary opener went on to say that these two players will play a massive role in the upcoming World Cup.
Kohli has been a part of India’s ODI World Cup squad twice. Once during 2011 and then in the 2019 World Cup. Whereas Rohit who wasn’t a part of 2011 World Cup squad was the leading run scorer in the 2019 World Cup.
During a conversation in a show, ‘Road to World Cup Glory’, on Star Sports, Gambhir said, “I always feel that when we talk about this new approach, which India always talks about, the template and stuff, you’ve got to identify players who can adapt those roles or that template very easily. Some people just cannot adapt to that template so why push them to play in a certain way which doesn’t come naturally to them.”
“So, for me, I think identifying players and at the same time getting the right mix is very important, rather than thinking that we have to play at a certain template so we got to select all the 15 with a similar mind-set or with a similar template. I feel people like Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and all those guys who can anchor their innings, who probably can play the spin really well will play a massive role in the coming World Cup.”
Moreover, India is all set to play a 3 match ODI Series at home against Sri Lanka after the ongoing t20i series. The first match of India’s ODI series against Sri Lanka will commence from 10thJan at Guwahati.