Thinking ahead, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had decided to make Rohit Sharma the captain in ODIs. There has been a debate on social media after the removal of Virat Kohli from the ODI captaincy. The fans of Virat Kohli do not agree with this decision of BCCI. At the same time, some fans are justifying this decision.
Newly appointed captain Rohit Sharma gave a special interview to the BCCI amidst the debate over the ODI captaincy, the video of which has been shared on Twitter. Rohit said that he does not care what people are saying. Rohit believes that the entire focus of the team should be on achieving the target, for which there is a need to build strong bonds between the players.
🗣️🗣️ "The pressure will always be there. As a cricketer, it is important to focus on my job."
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Rohit said, ‘When you play cricket for India, there is always a lot of pressure on you. The pressure is always there. People talk positive and negative about you. Being a cricketer personally, it is more important to focus on your work. It is not necessary to focus on what people are saying. You have no control over what people are talking about. I have said this many times before and am saying it now. This message is also for the team.
Rohit further said, ‘The team also needs to understand that when we play high profile tournaments, many things happen. But it is important to focus on what is in our hands. Winning matches and playing the way we are known for. Whatever is happening outside is of no use to us. It is important to us what we think of each other. We need to build a strong bond between the players, which can help us achieve the target. Rahul bhai is helping us for this thing.
Through the South Africa tour, Rohit Sharma is going to start his tenure as a full time captain in One Day International. By the way, Rohit Sharma has so far taken over the command of the Indian team in 10 ODIs. During this, the Indian team won 8 matches and had to face defeat in two. Under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma, India hosted the UAE in the year 2018.