Credit: Twitter

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India skipper Rohit Sharma said that no one is guaranteed a permanent spot in the Indian squad. Sharma addressed the media at the La Liga event in Mumbai on August 10, Thursday. Now that the ICC ODI World Cup 2023 is just a few months away, the uncertainty surrounding the Indian squad has become prevalent. The India captain talked about the Indian team for the marquee event and said that no player has booked any secure berth in the squad, which includes him as well. 

Rohit said, “No one is an automatic selection, even I’m not. We have this thing where nobody is guaranteed a permanent spot.” 

Not only this, but the Maharashtra-born also highlighted India’s struggle in finding a batter for the fourth spot. Sharma feels that after former cricketer Yuvraj Singh, nobody has managed to settle at the number four spot in the team. 

The Indian skipper also said that though Shreyas  Iyer has performed well at four, injuries have kept him out for long. The Mumbai Indians captain said, “Look, No. 4 has been an issue for us for a long time. After Yuvi, nobody has come and settled themselves in. But, for a long period of time, Shreyas (Iyer) has actually batted at No. 4 and he has done well. 

He went on to say, “Unfortunately, injuries have given him a bit of trouble; he has been out for a while and that is honestly what has happened in the last 4-5 years."  Notably, playing at fourth, Iyer has an average of 47 in 20 innings.