India has already qualified for the semi-final of the ODI World Cup 2023. They became the first team to qualify for the knockout stages. Rohit Sharma has led the side exceptionally well in the tournament so far as they have won 8 out of 8 matches and are the only unbeaten side in the tournament. The batter has led the team from the front giving them a fiery start at the start of the innings.
The batter has laid the foundation whether batting first or chasing for the Men in Blue. Former India skipper Sourav Ganguly has made a shocking revelation about the 36-year-old batter. He said, that after Virat Kohli stepped down from the captaincy Rohit did not want to become the skipper for the side but the former skipper forced him to take the captaincy of the side.
Rohit is currently the captain in all formats for the team and has led the team brilliantly so far. The Men in Blue will face the Netherlands in their last group stage game at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru. They would like to keep their winning momentum going against the Dutch side.
Rohit didn’t want the captaincy initially because of the immense pressure: Sourav Ganguly
In a recent interview with Kolkata TV, Sourav stated, "Rohit didn’t want the captaincy initially because of the immense pressure associated with leading the team in all formats of the game. It reached a point where I had to tell him that he had to accept the role, or I would make the announcement myself. I’m pleased that he eventually agreed, and he’s now leading the team from the front, with the results to prove it."
The skipper was criticised after losing in the knockouts first in the 2022 T20 World Cup semi-final against England and then to Australia in the World Test Championship. But after that, he has led India well winning the Asia Cup, and now is in the semi-final of the World Cup as well. They are likely to face New Zealand in the semi-final at the Wankhede Stadium, in Mumbai.