Leading the Indian squad against Australia in the ODI World Cup 2023 final was one of Rohit Sharma’s fantasies come true.
Rohit Sharma led his team into the Narendra Modi Stadium against Australia in the summit match, having missed out on being included in the India selection for the 2011 World Cup. For Rohit, who needed some time to recover from the pain of the 2011 snub, it was undoubtedly an emotional occasion. Rohit acknowledged that it was a “dream come true” moment for him in an interview with former India head coach Ravi Shastri prior to the start of the final.
Australia’s captain, Pat Cummins, won the toss and decided to field first. When inquired about his decision in the event of winning the toss, Rohit stated he would have chosen to bat.
“I was going to bat first. Looks like a great pitch, exciting match, and plenty of runs scored. It’s going to be incredible since the audience always turns out in big numbers when we play here. the biggest cricket event of the year. We must maintain our composure,” Rohit remarked. When Shastri inquired about Rohit’s voyage from 2011 to 2023, he acknowledged that his goal had come true.
“To be leading the team in the championship is a dream come true. I am aware of what is in store for us. We must perform well on the pitch and win. On the pitch, you have to make the right choices. We have regularly done that throughout the past ten games. We’re facing the same squad,” he declared.
Cummins had earlier stated that Australia would be facing the same squad as South Africa in the semi-final.
“First, we’re going to have a bowl. It seems like a barren field. Dew plays a part. Batting on gets better. After a difficult beginning to the competition, I haven’t really stepped on any toes since. Everything is set up flawlessly. We are no strangers to these people. The Australian captain stated, “The same team as the semi-final.”