Mumbai Indians captain Rohit sharma revealed his role as a captain that he loved the job that he was assigned to do as a captain, he likes to motivate the players and lead them to a successful place
With this MI became the only franchise to lift the trophy thrice under the captainship of Rohit Sharma and with this he became the most successful captain in the history of IPL and thus engraving his name in golden words
“As captain I love to inspire teams as much as I can,” Rohit said in a press conference in Mumbai on Monday (May 22). “It (captaincy) does help me a lot. Last year, we had a tough time and could not qualify for the play-offs, but we knew we had the players to do well this year and they delivered. The attitude of the players remained the same whether we won or lost.”
MI’s last IPL title came in 2015, when former Australia captain Ricky Ponting was head coach. Ponting, however, did not continue in his role beyond 2016 and was replaced by former Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene. Rohit has had the best of both worlds, as have MI, as the two stalwarts oversaw two successful season.
“Both are different. Both have vast experience of international cricket and deep knowledge about the game. Both were captains of their respective countries and I learned a lot of things from them. This is where IPL is so good, in bringing together a mix of international players from different countries,” he said.
“IPL is different from international cricket. I spoke before the start of IPL that to give balance to the team I will bat lower down. It has happened for 10 years – players going on to play Test cricket or 50-over games after IPL. I don’t think it’s going to be difficult to adapt in this age. All it needs is to develop the mindset,” he said confidently.