‘Rohit Sharma is someone who can..’: Shakib Al Hasan hails India skipper ahead of T20 World Cup warm-up match | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Shakib Al Hasan, the seasoned all-rounder from Bangladesh, has lauded Indian skipper Rohit Sharma ahead of their T20 World Cup warm-up encounter. Shakib emphasized Rohit’s ability to single-handedly alter the outcome of a game.
The two Asian teams are set to clash in a preparatory match at the Nassau County Cricket Stadium located in New York on Saturday.Shakib’s words highlight the immense respect and admiration he holds for the Indian captain’s cricketing prowess.
“I think the way he led India in the last few years was terrific. He has a tremendous record as a captain. I think all the players respect him as a leader of the team and he’s someone who can take the game away from the opponent single-handedly,” Shakib said in a Star Sports video posted on X.

On the other hand, Rohit emphasized the significance of acclimatizing to the conditions in the United States before their opening match against Ireland, scheduled for June 5. Adjusting to the new environment will be crucial for the team’s performance.
“We’re looking to understand the conditions more importantly (before the tournament proper) as we haven’t been here before. (We will) try and make the most of the conditions, get used to what it’s going to be like on June 5 when we play our first game,” ICC quoted Rohit as saying.
“It’s just about getting into that rhythm of getting the feel of the ground, pitch and stuff like that,” he added.
The opening batter eagerly anticipates the presence of spectators in the stands as the United States, in collaboration with the West Indies, prepares to host its inaugural cricket World Cup.
“People in New York will be very interested in coming and watching the World Cup, with the World Cup happening for the first time here. I’m pretty sure all the fans across the various teams are quite excited and looking forward to this tournament. And also as players can’t wait to get started,” Rohit said.
(With IANS inputs)

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