Published 07:34 IST, June 6th 2024

'This is not IPL. Adapt': Team India veteran gives a heads-up to Rohit & co amid T20 WC campaign

Veteran India cricketer Ravi Shastri offers a stern heads-up to the Rohit Sharma-led Team India as they compete in the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2024 in New York.

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Ravi Shastri, Team India | Image: PTI / X/@BCCI

Team India opened their campaign with a big win over Ireland in the T20 World Cup 2024, as Rohit Sharma & co started with a triumph in the United States. At the controversial Nassau County stadium, the Indian Cricket Team put on a superior bowling display against the Irishmen, but they were seen struggling a bit as the New York pitch didn't aid much to the batters. Most of the Indian players are coming off the IPL 2024, where 200+ runs were being scored like that. A former Team India cricketer wants them to move on from the IPL and adapt to the unsettling conditions in Long Island, New York.

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Team India veteran gives a stark warning to Rohit Sharma-led Men in Blue amid T20 World Cup campaign

Former Team India cricket Ravi Shastri, while on commentary duty in New York for the Indian against Ireland clash at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium, encouraged Rohit to acclimatize to the international conditions before unleashing an all-out attack with the bowlers.

Team India players celebrate the fall of a wicket during an ICC Men's T20 World Cup match against Ireland at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium in New York | Image: X/@BCCI

"You’ve got to adapt to the conditions. It’s different shots for different pitches. This is different, this is not IPL nice national highway. No, here you will have to adapt, adjust, see what the bounce and pace of the track is. Give yourself that little bit of three-four balls extra than normal and then go play your way," Ravi Shastri said while doing commentary duties.


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Team India saw a top-notch bowling display against Ireland as they sent their opposition to the cleaners before they could breach the 100-run mark. While batting second, the Indian Cricket team also dealt with some initial struggles with the bat as Virat Kohli lost his wicket cheaply, and Rohit Sharma had to walk off being retired hurt.


But in the end, Rohit and co emerged victorious in their group stage opener at the ICC Men's T20 World Cup opener against Ireland. The Men in Blue will be seen in action next against their arch-nemesis, Pakistan, at the Nassau County Stadium in New York.

07:34 IST, June 6th 2024