Rohit Sharma is regarded as one of the most talented and accomplished cricketers in the world. His greatest success has come in limited-overs cricket.
He has been a crucial part of India’s success in ICC tournaments and bilateral series and because of his consecutive performance in international cricket, Rohit Sharma was allowed to lead the team in 2022 after Virat Kohli left Test captaincy and was asked to leave the T20 and ODI captaincy.
Rohit has had significant success as a captain in limited-overs cricket. Under his leadership, India has won important bilateral ODI and T20I series. He has displayed tactical acumen and a calm demeanour as a captain, making astute decisions during matches.
One of Rohit’s strengths as a captain is his ability to manage his players well. He is known to maintain a positive and supportive atmosphere within the team, which has been beneficial in getting the best out of his players.
Because he has experienced brilliant success as a captain in the Indian Premier League, Rohit is expected to do the same with team India. Since he was appointed the new skipper, Rohit has done many changes in the team.
His support towards the young generation is visible and primarily towards three players who are now crucial parts of Team India.
1) Ishan Kishan
Kishan is a very promising young batsman, and he is expected to play a key role for India in the years to come. He is a good fit for the modern game, and he is capable of scoring runs quickly and efficiently. He is also a very good fielder, and he is a valuable asset to any team.
Ishan got the benefit of Rishabh’s absence in Team India and he has now become a crucial member of Team India in all the formats of the game. There is no doubt that Ishan is a talented youngster but Kishan has been inconsistent at times, and he has had some periods of poor form in his career. Rohit’s support has been important for Kishan, who has admitted that he sometimes feels the pressure of playing for India.
However, Rohit’s words of encouragement have helped Kishan to stay calm and focused, and he has performed well in recent matches. Compared to the past, Ishan has got multiple opportunities to prove his worth to the team and that was made possible because of skipper Rohit Sharma and his confidence in the young talent.
2) Shubman Gill
Rohit Sharma has been a great supporter of Shubman Gill since the young batsman made his international debut in 2019. He has praised Gill’s talent and potential, and he has given him a lot of confidence. In an interview with the ICC, Rohit said that he believes Gill is “the next big thing in Indian cricket”.
He said that Gill has “got everything required to get success at this level”. During the ongoing tour of West Indies, Shubman Gill has been a major flop and he has failed to score for the team. However, skipper Rohit Sharma has backed Gill in every match.
3) Suryakumar Yadav
Rohit Sharma and Suryakumar Yadav are teammates from Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League. Even before Surya made his debut for Team India, Rohit showed support for the player and his talent.
Surya is an important player when it comes to ODI and T20 format but the year 2023 has not seen a positive side of the player and Surya has also failed to score against strong teams like Australia, England, New Zealand, and even Pakistan. Even after constantly failing to handle the pressure, Surya is getting constant support from Rohit Sharma.