Rohit Sharma is yet to lose a game as India’s full-time skipper across all formats of the game. The Hitman hasn’t just had a dream start, but has also managed to gain the trust of his players. A lot of individuals who have played under him in the national team or Mumbai team in the Indian T20 League have gone on to praise the 35-year-old over the last few months.
Meanwhile, pacer Mohammed Siraj has joined the list of players who have appreciated the right-hander’s captaincy. Siraj said Rohit understands the mental state of a player and motivates him in a tough time. The right-arm pacer said that it is great working with a captain who understands his players.
“Rohit understands the mental state of a player. Whenever we have a tough time out there on the field, he is the one who comes up with a plan B and motivates the bowlers to do better in the game. It’s a great feeling to work under a captain who understands you so well”, Siraj was quoted as saying by New 18 CricketNext.
The Hyderabad player has been rested for the five-match T20I series against South Africa, which is set to start on June 9. He will play his next international game in the fifth Test against England, which was postponed last year due to COVID19 cases in the Indian camp. Talking about the same, the Hyderabad player said that he will be working on his fitness in a ground near his house. He further stated that bowling long spells will be his only goal.
“Right now, we have some time before we play the Test against England so for now, I would be training at the ground near my house and working on my fitness, as jumping from T20 to Test is a big change. To bowl those long spells in Test cricket, I really need to focus on my consistency, and it will be my only goal,” Siraj added.