Coming few months are going to be crucial not just for Team India but handful of players. Few will make the cut while few will be left out form the World Cup squad 2023.
In a recent interview with PTI, Indian skipper Rohit Sharam has said that he knows exactly how he feels to be left out from such a marquee tournament and cited his own ordeals when he was included in the 2011 World Cup squad.
“When I was not picked in 2011, it was such a heart-breaking moment for me and I felt what’s left after being dropped from a World Cup squad,” he told PTI.
He admitted that he was sad, ‘sitting alone in his room,’ and didn’t know what to do next.
“I remember Yuvi (Yuvraj Singh) calling me to his room and taking me out for dinner. He explained me how it feels when are left out,” Rohit said.
“The best thing is that you have so many years in front of you. As we play in the World Cup, you take this chance to work hard on your game, skills and make a comeback. There is no way that you won’t play for India or not get a chance to play the World Cup,” Rohit remembered what Yuvraj Singh told him then.
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He concluded by stating that he went back to the drawing board, worked hard and immediately after the World Cup, he made a comeback.
“It has been good since then,” he added.