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MS Dhoni in for T20 World Cup? Rohit Sharma confirms: ‘MS is coming to US’

MS Dhoni in for T20 World Cup? Rohit Sharma confirms: ‘MS is coming to US’

While the final decision is yet to be made, Rohit Sharma's comments suggest the Indian team might be looking for a balance between experience and youthful talent for the wicketkeeper's role. Dinesh Karthik's recent form puts him in contention, but all eyes will be on the IPL to see if any other young wicketkeeper-batsman emerges as a strong contender.

With the ICC T20 World Cup 2024 co-hosted by the USA and the Caribbean fast approaching, the India cricket team is finalizing its squad. While the final selection will be made after the conclusion of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL 2024), discussions are already underway.

Now, India Cricket Team captain Rohit Sharma has name-dropped names of MS Dhoni and Dinesh Karthik for the inclusion in potential T20 World Cup 2024 squad.

Wicketkeeper’s slot up for grabs

The crucial decision for India squad is the wicketkeeper’s position. MS Dhoni, who retired from international cricket in 2020, has been a topic of playful speculation.

Adam Gilchrist Makes Lighthearted Suggestion

In a recent episode of the “Club Prairie Fire Podcast,” legendary Australian wicketkeeper Adam Gilchrist jokingly suggested MS Dhoni and Dinesh Karthik as potential options for the World Cup. While Rohit Sharma acknowledged Dhoni’s recent exploits in the IPL, he humorously pointed out the logistical challenges of convincing the former captain to play in the West Indies.

Rohit Sharma said on the podcast: “Yeah, I was quite impressed. Quite impressed, you know, especially with Dinesh, the way he batted a couple of nights back. And Dhoni as well. I mean, look, he came to play four balls, made a huge impact, got those 20-22 runs. And that was eventually the difference in the end.

And look, it will be hard to convince MSD for sure to come to the West Indies, I guess. He is sick and tired. He is coming to the US though to do something else. He is into golf now. So, he is coming to play golf, I guess. Yeah. And then, yeah, DK will be easy to convince, I guess.”

Rohit Sharma Hints at Dinesh Karthik candidacy

Rohit Sharma also praised Dinesh Karthik’s recent impressive batting performance, hinting that Karthik might be a more realistic option for the World Cup squad.

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Focus on Youth with Experience

While the final decision is yet to be made, Rohit Sharma’s comments suggest the Indian team might be looking for a balance between experience and youthful talent for the wicketkeeper’s role. Dinesh Karthik’s recent form puts him in contention, but all eyes will be on the IPL to see if any other young wicketkeeper-batsman emerges as a strong contender.

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