“Rohit spends a lot of time with players who are out of form,” - Parthiv Patel on Rohit Sharma’s success as captain

Mumbai Indians have won the IPL 5 times under Sharma’s captaincy.

Rohit Sharma | Getty

With the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2022 just around the corner, Team India will step into the marquee event after having defeated Australia and South Africa by 2-1 in back-to-back 3-match T20I series.

Since Rohit Sharma took over as the captain, the Indian team has not lost a bilateral series.

Recently, former wicketkeeper-batter Parthiv Patel shared an anecdote from IPL 2016 when he was playing for Mumbai Indians (MI). Patel discussed how Rohit handled him as a player when he wasn't scoring many runs while speaking to Cricbuzz.

"Rohit Sharma usually spends a lot of time with players who are out of form. I was not having a good season in 2016. That year he spoke with me a lot, but when I was playing well in 2015 and 2017, there was not much talking involved. When you know that the captain is backing you, it makes a lot of difference", he said.

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The ex-cricketer praised Rohit and Rahul Dravid's resource-management abilities while giving the example of Dinesh Karthik and Rishabh Pant.

"Rohit Sharma and Rahul Dravid were quite clear in terms of their planning and they implemented it as well. They gave Rishabh Pant and Dinesh Karthik valuable game time today. They have rotated the bowlers consistently. Yes, Bumrah's injury is unfortunate, you cannot do anything about it. They also began using spinners in the powerplay as well", he added.

Rohit and his men will begin their T20 World Cup campaign against arch-rival Pakistan at the MCG on October 23.




By Abhishek Ghan - 08 Oct, 2022

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