The 2022 T20 World Cup is due to begin on Sunday in Australia, and on Saturday, all 16 captains participated in a massive press conference in advance of the event. The first group of captains from Australia, Afghanistan, England, New Zealand, Namibia, Netherlands, Sri Lanka, and the United Arab Emirates began the pre-tournament press conference. The second group of captains came from Zimbabwe, West Indies, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, South Africa, and Ireland. Four teams will compete for a spot in the Super 12 round of the T20 World Cup starting on October 16 in the tournament’s qualifying stage.
Rohit Sharma attended the Press Conference as Indian Captain and answered all the queries of journalists all across the cricket fraternity.
He was asked about how the format has changed over the years since his debut.
He said, “It’s been a long time, since 2007. When I was picked for the WC, I didn’t go with any expectations. I just wanted to enjoy it, that was my first-ever World Cup. I had no understanding until we won it. From there, till now, it’s been a long journey. The game has evolved, you can see the difference in how it is played now in comparison to then.
140-150 was a good score back then. Now, teams try to reach there in 14-15 overs. Teams take risks without worrying about the result now. That’s something our team is also trying to do. This is the kind of format where there’s a risk, but there are high rewards as well. We will be prepared to do it as well. That’s my understanding from 2007 to 2022. A lot of things have changed.”
Many fans and experts are concerned about Bumrah’s absence from the World Cup due to injury. Rohit responded diligently to these questions.
Also Read : Breaking News: BCCI Announced Bumrah’s Replacement For T20 World Cup 2022
He said, “As far as Bumrah is concerned, he has done well for us. You can’t do anything about injuries. We talked to specialists. The World Cup is important, but his career is more important. He is 27-28, we can’t take risks. He has a lot of cricket left in him. We will miss him.”