The International Cricket Council (ICC) recently announced the hosting rights of the forthcoming ICC tournaments. It was revealed that as many as eight world events will be organised in the seven-year cycle between 2024-31. Commenting on this massive development, former India cricketer Wasim Jaffer shared a hilarious meme in his typical style.
The 43-year-old left the netizens in a split as he analysed the situation with regards to the increasing number of ICC trophies with a Bollywood meme.
"Chin up guys lots of ICC events coming. #T20WorldCup #INDvNZ," he captioned the post.
Check out the meme here:
The former India domestic cricket legend suggested that there is no point in chasing an ICC trophy now since a tournament will be there one after the other and someday the team will be able to clinch it. It was also confirmed though that 12 different nations are supposed to host the eight tournaments.
In addition, the ICC Champions Trophy will be back after last being held in 2017. It is Pakistan who have been granted the hosting rights of the 2025 Champions Trophy, their first major tournament since the 1996 World Cup which they co-hosted. The Men in Green are also the defending champions of that tournament after they defeated India in the finals of the 2017 edition.
For now, India are focused on the home series against New Zealand. The first three T20Is beginning today which will mark a new chapter in Indian cricket with Rohit Sharma as the T20I captain and Rahul Dravid as the head coach.
Talking about Dravid's role, India cricketing legend Sunil Gavaskar hoped that he would be able to handle the responsibility ably.
"When he used to play, we used to think that till Rahul Dravid is at the crease, the Indian batting is safe and strong," Gavaskar said on Star Sports.
"This is the reason why I believe that the new responsibility of head coach that falls upon him, he will be able to handle it in a similar way," he added.
He even highlighted the similarities in the personalities of Rohit Sharma and Rahul Dravid.
"If you look at both of their temperaments, they are quite similar. Rohit is of a quiet nature just like Rahul Dravid. So I think their bond will be quite good because both of them will understand each other well," Gavaskar said.