During an event in Mumbai, India’s captain Rohit Sharma discussed his leadership role in the national team. He emphasized the importance of building confidence and trust among players. Rohit highlighted the various aspects of his role, such as making strategic decisions on the field and managing players’ personalities off the field. He mentioned that he strives to interact personally with each player, believing in treating everyone equally and with importance.
Rohit Sharma Revealed The Hardest Part Of Being A Captain
Speaking at the Leo1, Mastercard & NSDL event, Rohit said: “It is probably the hardest job of the leader to get everyone to do what you want them to do. Because they come with a different mindset and they want to do what they want to do. That’s what we try and talk to everyone when they come in because it’s a team game and sport. What I try and do is give the players that freedom and importance….. that they are very important for me. It does not matter if you only play only 10 balls at No.6 aur No.7 …you are so important to me that you can win games. It’s just building the confidence within themselves. Because you need all 11 of them to give their best. You need everyone to contribute to the team’s cause,”
He added: “I try and go to players’ rooms individually and talk to them, have dinner. They look up to the leaders. If I am not available to talk and give time to them then there will be some discomfort around the team. The most important thing is to try and treat everyone equally and give everyone that importance. Give them role clarity that what is their role,”
“If they are having any thoughts about getting dropped that’s where my role comes in. Then I have to try and build the confidence. It’s about giving them that confidence and building that trust that no matter what my leader says I have to go and execute that. Those are the things that I try to focus on. It’s a tough job,”
On playing the role of opener in the team, Rohit said, “I like to be put in a place where its slightly difficult conditions and situations. I always wanted to be challenged all the time. The hardest part is to start because you don’t know what the outcome will be. Confidence is something that you can’t take from anywhere it needs to come from within and that starts how I train before the game. If I want to play a certain shot in the first over, I have to practice that. I have to master that shot to gain confidence.”
In the ongoing Test series between India and England, India lost their fourth home Test match in ten
Rohit Sharma talks about a strange fan. 😭😂pic.twitter.com/9JS4JINTiR
— 𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐢𝐭𝐡𝐮 🇮🇳 (@ChaitRo45) February 11, 2024
years in Hyderabad. Ollie Pope’s 196-run innings and debutant Tom Hartley’s seven-wicket haul led to England’s victory. However, India bounced back with a 106-run win in Vizag, leveling the series at 1-1. The third Test begins in Rajkot on February 15.