Rohit Sharma, the Indian captain, finds it challenging to make a comparison between the Indian teams in the 2019 and 2023 editions of the World Cup. Both teams have shown nearly identical performances in the league stage, securing the top position in that phase of the tournament.
Rohit Sharma observed that the current team has clear roles, and he refrained from drawing comparisons with the 2011 World Cup-winning team since he wasn’t part of that tournament. Rohit Sharma shared his thoughts with the reporters before the crucial match against New Zealand.
He said: “I wasn’t part of 2011 team. I don’t know which team is better. Hard to say. I can’t say if 2019 is better than 2023 or not. What I can say is that the role clarity is clear in this World Cup. I’m not saying there was no role clarity in 2019; just that I wasn’t part of management then. I would say all teams I was part of were dominant.”
He further added: “Honestly, no time to think about all that. Right now it’s about the business of getting the job done for team. Perhaps after 19th November I can think that. We know how important this week is.”
The ODI World Cup holds the highest priority: Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma thinks the ODI World Cup is still very important, and he believes it will continue to be relevant. He values the tournament personally and sees it as a chance to make his country proud.
On this, Rohit stated: “50 over World Cup to me is at the top of the table and I said that at the start. All three formats are equally important because you are playing for your country: it’s a rare privilege.”
India must showcase their best performance to overcome New Zealand in the semifinal on Wednesday.