There has been discussion about whether Hardik Pandya should replace Rohit Sharma as India’s T20I captain, but Rohit stated that he has no current plans to stop playing T20Is.
Both Rohit and Virat Kohli missed India’s upcoming T20I series against Sri Lanka and New Zealand following the 2022 T20 World Cup. They might miss the upcoming home T20I series against New Zealand, according to Rohit, who explained that it was more about managing the workload.
“It was made clear in the past that it’s a 50-over World Cup year, and for some of the guys, it’s not possible to play all formats,” Rohit said on the eve of the first ODI against Sri Lanka. “If you look at the schedule, the matches are back to back. So looking at some of the players’ workloads, we wanted to give them a break. And I also fall into that category.”
“We have only six T20Is, three [against Sri Lanka] are over and we have three against New Zealand. So we will look after those boys till we get to the IPL, and see what happens after that. But certainly, I have not decided to give up the format.”