Preferably both: Rohit on playing T20 WC or IPL this year

Mumbai: India white-ball vice-captain Rohit Sharma on Sunday said he would ‘preferably’ want to be part of both the T20 World Cup and the Indian Premier League (IPL) later this year. In an Instagram story chat session, Rohit seemed to be in the mood to answer a few questions.

“Let’s have a chatty Sunday. Shoot me some questions, I’ll answer through the day.” Rohit said in his Instagram story post.

The first question posed to him was ‘which one would be preferred, the T20 World Cup or the IPL’.

“Preferably both.” Rohit answered.

The T20 World Cup in Australia is slated to take place Down Under from October 18 to November 15. The ICC in its board meeting on Wednesday decided to await and watch’ before deciding on the fate of the showpiece event.

The BCCI is looking at a similar window for the 13th edition of the IPL which got postponed from March due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Rohit also said the pink ball Test in Australia will be challenging when they travel Down Under for the much-anticipated Border-Gavaskar series.

The first Test will be played at Gabba followed by matches at Adelaide Oval, MCG and the SCG starting December 3, Cricket Australia (CA) had said recently.

“Will be challenging for sure,” Rohit replied to a question on the pink ball Test in Australia.

Rohit also said he loves watching Steve Smith and Jason Roy bat. Asked to describe wicket-keeper-batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni in one word, Rohit said: “Legend”.

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