Rohit Sharma
India’s Rohit Sharma bats during the third Twenty20 cricket match against New Zealand at Seddon Park in Hamilton on January 29, 2020. Image Credit: AFP

India vice-captain Rohit Sharma wants to take part in both the T20 World Cup and the Indian Premier League (IPL) later this year — if possible. In an Instagram chat session, Rohit asked fans to send him some questions. The first one posed to him was: ‘Which one would be preferred, the T20 World Cup or the IPL’.

“Preferably both.” Rohit answered.

The T20 World Cup in Australia is slated to take place from October 18 to November 15. The ICC in its board meeting on Wednesday decided to ‘wait and watch’ before deciding on the fate of the showpiece event.

The BCCI is looking at a similar window for the 13th edition of the IPL which was postponed from March due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Rohit also said the pink ball Test in Australia will be challenging when they travel Down Under for the much-anticipated Border-Gavaskar series.

The first Test will be played at Gabba followed by matches at Adelaide Oval, MCG and the SCG starting December 3, Cricket Australia (CA) had said recently.

“Will be challenging for sure,” Rohit replied to a question on the pink ball Test in Australia.

Rohit also said he loves watching Steve Smith and Jason Roy bat. Asked to describe wicket-keeper-batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni in one word, Rohit said: “Legend”.