Rohit Sharma wants players focus on the series against West Indies & not on IPL for next two weeks

India is now all set to play against West Indies tomorrow in the first match of the three-match T20 series at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata.

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On Tuesday, Indian cricket captain, Rohit Sharma said that the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction is done and now the team focuses on the West Indies T20 series. India is now all set to play against West Indies tomorrow in the first match of the three-match T20 series.

“It was understood that the guys will go through ups and downs, some emotional feelings with themselves on which team they will play for IPL. But that was done a day before yesterday, we had a great meeting with everyone and we asked them to focus on the colour blue for the next two weeks”, said Rohit to ANI.

Rohit strongly believes that whatever has happened has happened, now for the next two weeks, the team will focus on playing for the country, nothing else.

In the IPL Auction 2022, Mumbai Indians led by Rohit bought Ishan Kishan for Rs 15.25 crores which is the highest of this year’s auction. However, Rohit emphasizes the fact that now the focus is playing for India.

“There is no consideration of IPL here honestly. We are not looking at where will players bat for their franchise in the IPL, we are looking at where they will bat for team India”, he added.

The 34-year-old feels that this is the time for the team to do things and players have been spoken to on what the team is expecting out of them. Whether the player is a bowler or a batter, the clarity is given to them and it will be up to them on how they will adapt.