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Indian skipper Rohit Sharma confirmed that former India captain and wicketkeeper MS Dhoni will be there in the USA during the T20I World Cup 2024. Notably, the global marquee tournament is scheduled to take place from June 2 (IST) to June 29 in the USA and the West Indies, just after the completion of the ongoing season of the Indian Premier League. India will clash against Ireland on June 5 in their opening encounter of the tournament.

Amidst the ongoing cash-rich league, Rohit Sharma appeared on the Club Prairie podcast with Micahel Vaughan and Adam Gilchrist, where he confirmed that the 2007 World Cup-winning captain will be there in the USA during the upcoming World Cup. Sharma told on the podcast, “MS Dhoni will be coming to USA during T20 World Cup 2024. He will of course not be playing cricket as he is tired of travelling. However, you could find him playing golf.”

I am not a big fan: Rohit Sharma on the Impact Player rule in the IPL

On the podcast, Sharma criticised the Impact Player rule in the IPL and explained how the rule has been affecting youngsters. The former Mumbai Indians captain said that it is holding back the all-rounders. During the podcast, Sharma said, “I am not a big fan of Impact sub-rule. It is going to hold all-rounders back, eventually, cricket is played by 11 players, not 12 players. You are taking out so much from the game to make it entertaining for people around.” 

He also stated that Shivam Dube and Washington Sundar haven’t been able to bowl because of the same rule. Sharma said, “If you look just from the cricketing aspect of it I feel guys like Shivam Dube and Washington Sundar aren’t getting to bowl, which for us is not a good thing. I don’t know what you can do about it. There are 12 players for you, it is entertaining, you can bring on the impact player after watching how the game is going, how the pitch is behaving.”

The five-time IPL-winning captain went on to say, “If you bat well and you don’t lose wickets, you can add another bowler, it gives you an option of six or seven bowlers. You don’t require that extra batter because a lot of teams are batting well up front and you hardly see a No 7 or No 8 coming to bat.” 

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