In a much-anticipated announcement, Cricket Australia (CA) revealed their team for the ODI World Cup 2023, and it came with a lot of surprises and reactions, particularly from the Indian cricket enthusiasts.
The selected team includes four Indian players who have made the cut – the formidable duo of Virat Kohli, Ravindra Jadeja, and pace sensations Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah. These players have showcased consistent and outstanding performances, earning their spots in the prestigious lineup.
CA Team of the Tournament: Quinton de Kock, David Warner, Rachin Ravindra, Virat Kohli (c), Aiden Markram, Glenn Maxwell, Marco Jansen, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Adam Zampa, Jasprit Bumrah
However, the absence of star opener and Team India skipper Rohit Sharma raised eyebrows, sparking a wave of discontent among his ardent fans. Many took to social media platforms to express their disappointment and even lashed out at CA for not including the dynamic batter in the playing XI.
Rohit Sharma’s performance in the ODI World Cup 2023
Rohit’s exclusion comes as a surprise, given his stellar performances in the ongoing ODI World Cup. The prolific opener has amassed an impressive 503 runs in 9 innings, making him the fourth leading run-scorer in the tournament’s league stage. Rohit’s outstanding average of 55.88, including a century and three half-centuries, underlines his crucial role in India’s batting lineup.
While the selected squad boasts formidable players, the omission of Rohit has ignited passionate discussions among cricket enthusiasts. As the World Cup progresses, all eyes will be on the performance of the chosen players and the team dynamics on the field.
Here are the reactions of Indian fans:
Rohit Sharma is alone bigger than Cricket Australia.
We will give them the answer by lifting the trophy. pic.twitter.com/vFQ5m9Cwuh
— Ansh Shah (@asmemesss) November 13, 2023
Man this is so unfair, Rohit should have been the opener in place of Warner tbvh, Cricket Australia have been so so unfair here https://t.co/DorruGlEBs
— WorldCup 2023 (@95off104) November 13, 2023
When you see Cricket Australia’s article, U will realize to what extent they sidelined Rohit by using the forced word “century”.
But in reality they are scared after seeing what Rohit Sharma has done in the WC both with the bat & captaincy & this article is the result of that pic.twitter.com/2gZwNAkIeF
— आशीष सिंह (@AshishS_45) November 13, 2023
Lol….no Rohit Sharma! Bad pick from cricket Australia.
— #Wilsy (@WilsyPereira) November 13, 2023
Rohit’s batting is the best thing happened to India in this WC. Cricket Australia is behaving like an Ostrich.
— Billi Police (@_Cop_Cat) November 13, 2023
Are you kidding me. Where is Rohit Sharma??He has been the main player for India’s Explosive starts.
— Waqar Afridi (@WakaAfridi) November 13, 2023
Cricket Australia knows how to create a divide between Kohli and Rohit fans before the knockout games! Good old Aussie mind games🤣
— SK (@timewastge) November 13, 2023
— JS (@jineshsheth301) November 13, 2023
Rohit in place of Warner and captain#Semifinals
— MRS. RAJALAXMI (@MrsRajalaxmi) November 13, 2023
Without Hitman at the top ,it can’t be the team of the world cup 2023
— India2Bharat🇮🇳 (@India2BharatX) November 13, 2023
ROHIT inStead of WARNER – IMPACT is the main thing
— Ishaan Meet (@ishaanmeet) November 13, 2023
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