First impression of Rohit Sharma on Jay Shah and PCB’s remarks about the World Cup and Asia Cup: It is pointless to consider it.

India captain Rohit Sharma said, rather predictably, that they are now focused on the task at hand, which is the T20 World Cup in Australia, in his first response to the ongoing BCCI vs. PCB controversy about hosting the Asia Cup in 2023. The India skipper continued by saying that his team is eager to get off to a strong start against Pakistan on Sunday at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. After BCCI secretary and president of the Asian Cricket Council Jay Shah announced that India won’t be traveling to Pakistan for next year’s Asia Cup and that the tournament will be held in a neutral venue, there were strong reactions from the Pakistan cricket community, including requests for the PCB to withdraw from the T20 World Cup match against India.

Shah’s statement, according to the PCB, might harm India and Pakistan’s cricketing relationships. If India decides not to visit Pakistan, it may also consider pulling out of the ODI World Cup, which is scheduled to take place in India in the second half of 2023.

When questioned about the current circumstances ahead of India vs. Pakistan Super 12 T20 World Cup match, Indian captain Rohit Sharma said that the decision will be made by the various boards.

“My opinion is that we should concentrate on this World Cup because it is significant to us. We are not concerned about what will occur in the future. There is no use in considering it since the BCCI will decide. Just now, we’re considering how to concentrate on tomorrow’s game “In Melbourne, Rohit said during a news conference on Saturday before the game.

Anurag Thakur, Union Minister for Sports and Youth Affairs, responded to PCB considering a potential withdrawal from hosting the ODI World Cup in India in 2019 by confirming that there are no threats to India’s hosting rights and that they are in no position to listen to anybody.

Since over ten years ago, India and Pakistan have not engaged in a bilateral series. They last competed in one during Pakistan’s three-ODI tour of India in 2012–2013. Since then, only ICC competitions and Asia Cups have brought the two teams together.

India and Pakistan faced each other twice in the Asia Cup this year, with India winning the first game and Pakistan winning the second. The third T20I between the bitter rivals in 2022 will take place in the World Cup game on Sunday. But rain is a serious concern for the much-anticipated matchup.