‘He is a captain who puts the team first.’ Daren Sammy heaps admiration on Rohit Sharma. ‘I love the way he captains, and it’s one of the reasons Mumbai Indians have been one of the most successful IPL clubs,’ Sammy added.
Daren Sammy, the West Indies’ two-time T20 World Cup winner, praised Indian all-format skipper Rohit Sharma, describing him as a ‘team first’ sort of leader. Following Virat Kohli’s departure from the job following the conclusion of the T20 World Cup in the UAE last year, the 35-year-old was named Team India’s all-format skipper.
With the T20 World Cup coming, Rohit Sharma will lead the Men in Blue in their quest for their first trophy since the tournament’s inception in 2007. India won the inaugural T20 World Cup in 2007 under MS Dhoni’s leadership, but they haven’t won another ICC trophy in this format since.
“I love the way he captains. That’s why Mumbai Indians have been one of the most successful IPL franchises. He is not a ‘him-first’ but a ‘team-first’ type of captain. When you have a leader that could motivate men, it doesn’t matter who does the job for the team, the team comes first. And Rohit Sharma comes across like that to me.”In an interview with Vimal Kumar on the latter’s YouTube channel, Sammy commended Sharma for his leadership abilities.
Sammy said that It will be fascinating to observe how things proceed during this year’s World Cup in Australia:
Rohit Sharma has been a successful T20I captain since taking over as the team’s full-time captain. Under his guidance, India recently defeated Australia in a series and presently leads South Africa 2-0. Following their disappointing T20 World Cup performance in the UAE, India has made a concerted attempt to be much more offensive, particularly with the bat.
Team India’s new plan has been met with varied reactions.
“You have an app on your phone and you have to keep updating it. When they won, that (old) method was okay. But when you have teams that are capable of hitting boundaries, their chances of them scoring quicker than you will always be there. If you consolidate too much, you set yourself back. And if the people consolidating get out, then you have two new batters coming in.”Sammy backing the action
“If you go hard and try to put the bowlers under pressure early, even if you lose wickets, you are so high in the run-rate, you can still consolidate. That’s what I see has changed with Rohit Sharma and India now. They have the personnel to actually do it. It would be interesting to see how it goes at this year’s World Cup in Australia,”Sammy Concluding