We had great time playing under Virat, says white-ball skipper Rohit Sharma


New Delhi: Newly appointed white-ball captain Rohit Sharma came out in praise of his predecessor Virat Kohli for the captaincy and for bringing Team India to a position where there is “no looking back”.

He said, “He (Kohli) put the team in a position where there is no looking back. In those five years he has led the team every time we step into the park. And yes! An obvious grit and There was determination. Win every game which was the message for the entire team,” Rohit said in an interview posted on the BCCI website.

“We had a great time under his captaincy, obviously we played a lot of cricket under him and enjoyed every moment and I will continue to do so,” he said.

Rohit said that Team India would like to improve as a team going forward.

“We need to keep getting better as a team and keep getting better as individuals which will be the focus of not only me but the entire team going forward. That is what we are hoping to do and ensure that Let’s see how we can get better as a team,” Rohit said.

Rohit Sharma, who has captained India 32 times so far, said he was “deeply honored” to lead the team.

“I am deeply honored and grateful for this opportunity. It is a huge responsibility. I am absolutely happy about it. I look forward to leading Team India in white ball cricket. It is going to be an exciting journey. , something that I am looking forward to,” Rohit said.

“Whenever I’ve got the opportunity, I’ve tried to keep it very simple, one thing to keep in common which is clear communication to the players, making sure they understand their role,” he said. said.

The Indian limited-overs captain will ensure that there is “clear communication” between the players.

“For us, the coach-captain, it is important to ensure that we have clear communication and a clear understanding of the player’s role,” Rohit said.

“It’s something I look forward to doing, to make sure people understand what they’ve been selected for in the team, what they have to do as an individual,” he signed off.

First published:December 13, 2021, 10:39 am

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