New Delhi. Indian captain Rohit Sharma often puts personal records above the team. Even in the ODI World Cup last year, he tried to give India a fast start in every match, regardless of his runs. In this affair, he got out early several times. Now, after the first day of the first Test being played between India and England in Hyderabad, when he was asked a question related to his personal record, his pain overflowed.
During a conversation with Dinesh Karthik on Geo Cinema, Rohit Sharma said that captaining Team India is difficult and at the same time it is an honour. He revealed that his thinking was clear after taking over the full-time captaincy. The players were clearly told not to pay too much attention to the statistics and play freely.
I scored 5 centuries in the World Cup, yet we lost: Rohit
Rohit said, "I wanted to bring about a definite change; The players were playing with great freedom. I don’t get into statistics…I want to remove it completely. Players are not looking at statistics or their individual scores, they are just focused on playing. In India we talk a lot about statistics. I had scored five centuries in the 2019 World Cup, but what happened to it, we lost.
The Indian captain said that it is very difficult to captain the team in all formats. But, being in the core group of the team before assuming the captaincy helped him in playing this role.
‘Captaincy is a tiring job’
Rohit said about captaincy, it is very tiring, but that is why you take this responsibility, so I think when I got the opportunity to captain, I was excited. In the last 7-8 years, I was part of the decision-making core group as vice-captain. I have also commanded the team many times in Virat Kohli’s absence, but it is a great honor to captain your country. I have seen many legends captaining the Indian team, so it is a great honor to stand with them.
Rohit was out after scoring 24 runs in the first innings of the Hyderabad Test against England.