Rohit Sharma not treating Asia Cup as World Cup rehearsal

India captain Rohit Sharma has made it clear that he and his team are not considering the Asia Cup as a preparatory tournament for the World Cup.

Team India captain Rohit Sharma has acknowledged the need to address certain issues ahead of the World Cup.

While the Asia Cup presents a prime opportunity to seek solutions, Rohit is determined not to regard the tournament as a dress rehearsal for the biggest event on this year's cricketing calendar.

Rohit Sharma not treating Asia Cup as World Cup rehearsal
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What did Rohit Sharma say about the Asia Cup and the World Cup?

“It is a good tournament for us. We played last year before the World Cup too,” Sharma told prominent sports journalist Vimal Kumar in a recent interview. 

“It’s a good tournament where your skills, playing under pressure, everything will be tested.

I won’t call it a preparatory tournament, doesn’t sound right.

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“There are a few answers we will be seeking from this tournament. It is the right time for us to play this tournament. The team’s focus is to do well in the Asia Cup.”

Rohit Sharma thrilled to get back Jasprit Bumrah

Rohit Sharma also discussed Jasprit Bumrah’s return to the squad. The pacer was a doubt for the tournament, but he managed to recover from injury on time. 

“Playing after a long time it was good to Jasprit Bumrah back on the ground. He is an important part of our team. It felt good he and Prasidh Krishna played two matches on the Ireland tour and bowled well there, which is a good sign for us.”

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