Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma. Pic Credits: Twitter

India captain Rohit Sharma reflected on his T20 journey during the all-captains press conference organized by the ICC ahead of the T20 World Cup 2022 in Melbourne. However, a journalist asked about India skipper Rohit Sharma’s memories of the inaugural edition of the T20 World Cup and his journey so far.

Using this opportunity, Rohit looked back to 2007 when he was first picked for the World Cup. He likened the game to both eras, saying it has ‘evolved’ over the years.

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma. (PC- BCCI)


Rohit Sharma reflects on memories from the 2007 T20 World Cup

“When I was picked for that World Cup I did not go with any expectations about myself,” Rohit said in Melbourne on Saturday alongside the other 15 captains who are in Australia for this year’s T20 World Cup.

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma. (Photo: Twitter)

“I just wanted to enjoy the tournament and play the tournament as it was my first ever World Cup. I had no understanding of what it was like to be part of a World Cup and how big it was going to be until we actually won the World Cup,” he added.

Rohit Sharma explains how the shorter format has evolved over time

“It has been a long journey and the game has evolved so much,” Rohit reflected.

“You can literally see how it is played now compared to what it was like in 2007. 140 or 150 was a good score back then and now people try and get that score in 14 or 15 overs.”

IND vs SA India
Photo by Deepak Malik / Sportzpics for BCCI

Rohit and India will be in action in their final warm-up game against Australia at The Gabba in Brisbane on Monday, before they fly to Melbourne to take on Pakistan in their T20 World Cup opener at the MCG on October 23.

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