Rohit Sharma empowered the Indian cricket team in all three formats earlier this week when he was appointed as the leader of the Test team for a two-legged series against Sri Lanka next month. The Mumbai Indian skipper and opener proved to be a ‘great experience’ to lead the team in all three formats of the game.
Team India kicks off for the first time of three T20 matches against Sri Lanka in Lucknow on Thursday (February 24). “It simply came to our notice then. It was a great feeling to lead the team in all three formats of the game. Now I have many new challenges to look forward to. Of course I hope to lead the team successfully, ”Rohit told reporters during a virtual conference from Lucknow on Thursday (February 23).
“I’m glad to be back and careful to leave.”
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Rohit will be assisted by fellow Mumbai Indians and senior player Jasprit Bumrah, who will be his deputy for the Sri Lanka series. “It doesn’t matter if you are a batter or a footballer who is a team captain. Bumrah has got one great cricketing and it is good to see him coming into leadership role. This will make you more confident as well. I always talk a lot about cricket with Bumrah, ”he added.
Ahead of the T20 series against Sri Lanka, Team India suffered a double defeat with batter in-form Suryakumar Yadav and all-rounder Deepak Chahar ruled out of the series due to injuries.
“Obviously, it is a big blow for the team because Surya is so big. But there are many other people in the group waiting to take his place. Surya is the actress of the series for us against the West Indies but you can not help with injuries. I want you to recover quickly, ”Rohit said of another Mumbai Indians fellow Suryakumar Yadav.