'It's been a while since we won World Cup' - Rohit Sharma charged up ahead of India's T20 World Cup campaign
Rohit Sharma has said that a World Cup victory has been long due for the Indian team and they aim to end the wait by winning the ongoing T20 World Cup in Australia.
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India skipper Rohit Sharma has said that it has been a long time since the team has won a World Cup and they are aiming to get the job done by emerging triumphant in the ongoing T20 World Cup down under. At the same time, Rohit also mentioned that the Men in Blue will be taking it step by step and they still have plenty of things to get right.
While the Rohit Sharma-led side looked all strong on paper and dominated the bilateral T20Is in recent while, they failed to qualify for the Asia Cup 2022 final. Moreover, their death bowling has been a cause of concern for quite a while with the bowlers getting taken to the cleaners in the all-important 19th over.
Obviously the motive and the whole thought process is to win the World Cup: Rohit Sharma
"It's been a while since we have won the World Cup. Obviously the motive and the whole thought process is to win the World Cup but we know we need to do a lot of things right to get there. So one step at a time for us. We can't think too far ahead; you really can't think about semis and finals from now onwards. You just need to focus on each team that you come against and try and do your best and prepare for that. Our focus will be to prepare well against each team and make sure that we move in the right direction," said Rohit while speaking in an interview posted on the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) website.
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India had last lifted the World Cup back in 2011. Their first and only T20 world title triumph came during the inaugural edition in 2007 that was played in South Africa. After that, the Indian team did make the finals during the 2014 edition in Bangladesh, but lost to Sri Lanka by six wickets in a one-sided final.
The Men in Blue had last won an ICC trophy back in 2013 when they lifted the Champions Trophy in England & Wales under the talismanic MS Dhoni. India begin their Super 12 campaign with a blockbuster clash against arch-rivals Pakistan at the MCG on Sunday, October 23.