Many experts believe the upcoming T20 World Cup is Rohit Sharma's last World Cup
Posted on May 13, 2024 by Alibaba

The world of cricket is buzzing with questions about the future of team India captain Rohit Sharma. At the age of 37, he has become the point of discussion as some people believe that the upcoming T20 world cup in 2026 might be his last chance to win a world cup for India. Rohit has played in 11 World Cups, in which there were eight T20 World Cups and three ODI World Cups, but he only got victory in his first attempt, which was in 2007 World Cup. He came close to winning the World Cup again in the years 2015, 2016, and 2019 but got defeated in the semi-finals with the mere Miss again last year. 

However, a strong counterpoint to this age-based approach comes from Yograj Singh, who is the father of the star all-rounder of Team India. Yuvraj Singh wants the Board of Control for Cricket in India to move away from their age factor and consider Rohit Sharma for as long as his form and fitness are good.

Yograj himself, a former cricketer with experience in one test match and six ODIs for team India from 1980–81, believes that Rohit has a unique dedication to fitness, which is similar to Virender Sehwag. He suggests that with this commitment, Rohit has the potential to continue playing until he is 50. 

The Yograj statement also highlights a significant shift in thinking, as he said that age can be a mere number if a player is maintaining their physical condition and consistent performance. While giving the example of Mohendra Singh, who won the World Cup at the age of 33 and became the player of the match in the final, he asked the question: Should the BCCI give priority to experience and leadership over age while selecting the players?