Captain Rohit Sharma has said that the Indian team was forced to bring about a radical change in its attitude and approach after a poor performance in the T20 World Cup last year. Rohit is now preparing to lead the Indian team in the upcoming season of T20 World Cup to be held in Australia.
Lauderhill (USA). Captain Rohit Sharma has said that the Indian team was forced to bring about a radical change in its attitude and approach after a poor performance in the T20 World Cup last year. Rohit is now preparing to lead the Indian team in the upcoming season of the T20 World Cup to be held in Australia, but before that the team has to play in the Asia Cup. On Star Sports’ show ‘Follow the Blues’, Rohit said, “After we failed to reach the final of the T20 World Cup in Dubai, we made it clear that we realized how we play our game. There is a need for an attitude – and change of attitude.
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India are participating in the Asia Cup as the defending champions, which is played in the T20 format. Team India has adopted a more aggressive batting style in the last few months and Rohit spoke about how the team is gearing up for the challenges ahead. “If the message from the captain and the coach is clear about where the team is trying to go then every player will definitely try to do that. They need freedom and clarity to do that and that’s what we’re trying to do . We try to give them maximum freedom.” Asked about his experience of captaining the team in the presence of so many young leaders, Rohit said, “I know there are so many leaders in the team. It’s exciting to prepare because it’s always a good sign.”
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“And you want players to handle the pressure who understand the game and know each other very well,” he said. India have had six different captains in the last eight months for different reasons. Rohit said, “I think it’s very important to have leadership, but of course you know we’re playing the IPL and it’s a 10-team tournament. So there will be 10 captains who will be part of the Indian team on some level.
Rohit said that the role of coach Rahul Dravid is important for the Indian team. “I have played a few matches with Rahul bhai because he was my first captain when I made my ODI debut, so of course we have a mutual understanding. I spent a lot of time in the NCA (National Cricket Academy) when I got injured , and he was there too.
Known as the ‘Hitman’, Rohit also spoke about the importance of a coach who has the team’s vision and belief. Rohit said, “When he (Dravid) became the coach, we met and sat together in a room for a while and decided how we wanted to move things forward and to a large extent his thoughts were what I was thinking.” a little easier for me to give a clear message to the players because we don’t want to create confusion in the group and of course we wanted him to change the style of cricket as well, he added. We wanted to play a certain way in all three formats and he was ready to accept that.
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