T20 World Cup 2024: Rohit Sharma asked to follow in MS Dhoni’s footsteps to help India in ICC event

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Rohit Sharma will be looking at history when he leads India in the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup 2024. He can become the second Indian captain to lead India to glory in the T20 World Cup.

India have failed to clinch the coveted title since winning the inaugural edition in 2007. The Men in Blue have also not won an ICC trophy since 2013, when they clinched the Champions Trophy. Last year, India came agonizingly close to ending their long wait for the trophy when they qualified for the ODI World Cup final.

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However, the Rohit Sharma-led team ended up losing the decider against Australia. Rohit Sharma and his teammates will now look to make amends in the upcoming T20 World Cup. And before the tournament, former India player Harbhajan Singh gave some valuable advice to the Indian captain.

Harbhajan Singh’s advice for Rohit Sharma:

Harbhajan Singh has advised Rohit Sharma to take a cue from MS Dhoni’s legendary book. Dhoni had surpassed all expectations by leading a young Indian team to a historic title in 2007. Incidentally, Rohit was also part of the India team in that tournament and has now been advised to learn from his first Indian T20I captain .

“Not many people know, Dhoni was a very new captain so he needed support from all of us. Before matches against teams like Australia, New Zealand and England, our core group would meet during the game to strategize to the next few excesses.

For example, in a match against Australia, I bowled the crucial 17 or 18 overs because if we managed to give away just 4 runs, we saved a lot.” Harbhajan told Star Sports.

“Back then, batsmen did not score 25 runs in an over unlike today. Decision making was always a team effort. When you play together as a united team, you win more competitions. Dhoni was a great listener and decision maker. Collectively. That benefited the team, it was never about individual performances but about playing like “us.”

“Similarly, the question now is, can Rohit Sharma do it? Rohit is not alone; it is about ‘us’. If we play as a united team, thinking about collective success rather than individual achievements, then we can win.” But if we only focus on personal goals, things become difficult. It all depends on the “we” mentality, and that’s when things come to life. he added.

The T20 World Cup is scheduled to be played from June 1 to June 29. Team India is scheduled to open its campaign on June 5 against Ireland.