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Kohli-Rohit To Open For India In T20 World Cup 2024? Aakash Chopra Takes A Subtle Dig

Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli together for India (X.com)Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli together for India (X.com)

Amidst discussions of India possibly opening with Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma in the T20 World Cup 2024, former India opener Aakash Chopra has questioned the move, stating that it should have been known much earlier who would open the batting for the Men in Blue.

Speculation is growing that Kohli might open alongside Rohit for the first time in his career. The absence of Yashasvi Jaiswal from the warm-up game against Bangladesh has led experts and fans to believe that Kohli will join Rohit at the top, with Rishabh Pant likely to bat at number 3.

In a video on his YouTube channel,  Aakash analysed India's probable batting order and questioned why the decision regarding the opening pair hadn't been made earlier.

"There are chances of both openers being right-handed. They are your two most experienced players - Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli. It seems like Rishabh Pant will be sent at No. 3, Suryakumar Yadav will be at No. 4, and then if Surya gets out, Hardik Pandya will come, and if Pant gets out, Shivam Dube will come. It seems like the team composition will be like this. But I ask a different question. My question is - why are we only finding out about this now? Wouldn't it have been ideal to know earlier that Virat and Rohit are going to open?"  Aakash Chopra said on YouTube.

India’s plans for the World Cup will become clearer when they face Ireland in their T20 World Cup opener in New York on Wednesday, June 5.