‘He’s someone who….’ - Shakib AL Hasan levies high praise on Indian skipper Rohit Sharma

Former Bangladeshi skipper Shakib Al Hasan has huge words of praise for Rohit Sharma ahead of the India vs Bangladesh T20 World Cup 2024 warm-up match

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Shakib Al Hasan was in full praise for Rohit Sharma ahead of the India vs Bangladesh T20 World Cup warm-up match on Saturday. The veteran former Bangladeshi skipper has just made his return to cricket after a short hiatus to focus on his political career. 

India who start their campaign with their game against Ireland will play just one warm-up game. The match is set to be played in New York at the Nassau County Cricket Stadium in early morning New York time. 

Speaking to Star Sports India, Shakib Al Hasan spoke about how Rohit Sharma has earned the respect of his teammates. According to the star Bangladeshi all-rounder, Rohit Sharma is the most dangerous batter with the quality of being able to dominate the bowlers. 

Rohit Sharma praised by Shakib Al Hasan 

Showing great sportsmanship and respect for one of the best batters and captains in the world, Shakib Al Hasan heaped massive praise on Rohit Sharma. The Indian skipper has led India to two ICC finals in 2023 but sadly fell short on both occasions. 

Shakib while speaking to Star Sports India said, “I think the way he led India in the last few years was terrific. He has a tremendous record as a captain. I think all the players respect him as a leader of the team and he's someone who can take the game away from the opponent single-handedly." 

Meanwhile, Rohit Sharma and his team are getting adapted to the conditions in the USA slowly. Earlier there were reports that Team India wasn’t happy with the facilities with some reports also saying that the food wasn’t to the liking of the team. 

Rohit Sharma while speaking to the ICC’s channel said, “We're looking to understand the conditions more importantly (before the tournament proper) as we haven't been here before. (We will) try and make the most of the conditions, get used to what it's going to be like on June 5 when we play our first game.”

The Indian skipper also went on to say, “It's just about getting into that rhythm of getting the feel of the ground, pitch and stuff like that, People in New York will be very interested in coming and watching the World Cup, with the World Cup happening for the first time here. I'm pretty sure all the fans across the various teams are quite excited and looking forward to this tournament. And also as players can't wait to get started.”

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