Rohit, along with his high-ranking comrades Virat kohli and KL Rahul, was not part of the Indian team in the three-match T20 series that just ended against Sri Lanka. Without the trio, India is led by a new captain Hardik Pandya won the series 2-1.
There are clear signs that India’s T20 team transition has begun under Hardik’s leadership and BCCI wants to build a youth team for the next T20. World Cup in the West Indies and the United States by 2024.
Speaking before the first ODI match against Sri Lanka, Rohit categorically rejected any plans to abandon the format and said that all player modes need a break.
“First, can’t play head to head matches. You need to give them (all the players in the format) enough rest. I’m sure that’s the case. We have three T20Is against New Zealand. We’ll see what happens after IPL. I haven’t decided to give up on the format yet,” Rohit said.
Rohit, Virat and Rahul are back in the India squad for the three-match ODI series against the Lankans, with the first scheduled for Tuesday in Guwahati.
(With input from PTI)