India captain Rohit Sharma said the clarity of the role gives players struggling with poor form the direction to work. Rohit feels it is his job as a captain to understand when players are going through a tough innings. What do they need.
New Delhi: India captain Rohit Sharma says clarifying players’ roles gives them the direction to focus as they battle poor form and helps them improve their game and bounce back strongly. Rohit feels that it is his job as a captain to understand what the players need when they go through a tough course. “For me, obviously, it’s about getting used to certain people quickly and then understanding what they want, what are their strengths and what are their weaknesses,” Rohit said on Star Sports’ “Follow the Blues” programme. He said: “Give them feedback and work with them. Be very specific about what the team expects from that person.
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The Indian captain said, “It can make a player shine because when we give him clarity about what the team expects from you, then he will be able to work in that direction and he can work on his game on many ways. And then he can improve his game as well.” Rohit, who won a record five Indian Premier League (IPL) titles with Mumbai Indians earlier this year, replaced Virat Kohli as India’s full-time captain across all formats.. “When you know some players are going through tough times, we try to give them a clear understanding of what is going on. Explaining to him what we expect from him, his role in this team and all that. So when I do sports, I don’t go with any particular mantra.
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The flamboyant opener also emphasized the need for a comfortable environment. Rohit said: “It’s very important for me as a captain that we create an environment for the players where they don’t feel it’s an environment with too much pressure. We try to create an environment for the people. We try to enjoy it , they’re doing.” He added: “Because I think it’s important not to let the pressure overwhelm you. When you’re playing, of course there’s going to be pressure because when you’re holding the ball in your hand, there’s pressure on you as a bowler. There’s pressure and that’s what you have to deal with on your own. There’s nothing the captain or the coach or anyone else can do about it but you.” Rohit has been rested from the ongoing tour of Zimbabwe and will be seen leading the way in the Asia Cup, which starts in Dubai later this month, as India begin their campaign against arch-rivals Pakistan.
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