India’s white-ball team captain Rohit Sharma wants to build a “strong relationship” between the players and hopes head coach Rahul Dravid will help him achieve the team’s goal of excellence. Rohit was recently appointed the captain of India’s ODI team in place of Virat Kohli. Rohit wants the team not to focus on outsiders as in the long run what will matter is what the players think of each other.
“When you play for India, there will be a lot of pressure. Many people will say many things, positive and negative. What is personally important to me as a cricketer is to focus on my work and not what other people are talking about. You have no control over these things.
The mantra for Indian captains over the years has been ‘control the things that control’ and Rohit is no different. He said, ‘I have always said this and I will say this a million times, this message is also for the team, the team understands that when you play in a big tournament there will be a lot of discussions but it is important for us that on the same Concentrate on what we have to do.’
Why was Rohit Sharma appointed captain after replacing Virat Kohli?
Rohit said, ‘What (focus) is to win the match and show the game for which you are known. I think what happens outside is unimportant and what is important is what we think of each other, what I think of a player.
We want to build strong bond between players, Rahul ‘bhai’ will help us to do so: Rohit