“If it comes off, good, if not, we’ll still back you”- Rohit Sharma after leading by 3-0 against NZ
On November 21st, India won the T20I series 2021 and clean-sweep New Zealand by 3-0 in its maiden series. Rohit Sharma being the skipper leaded team India in the direction where they were able to find their right potential against the Kiwis.
After winning the final match against NZ, Rohit Sharma unearthed the true message which he’s been circulating in the team right from the beginning of his captaincy along with the head-coach Rahul Dravid.
The duo has always filled the team’s spirit with positivity and dedication. The squad was told that their risks for the team and the matches will never be overlooked. Rohit Sharma said:
“The first meeting that we had, we spoke of this very clearly to all the players that if you’re trying to do something for the team, that act will never go unnoticed. It will always be recognized when you’re trying to put up your hand and take the pressure on yourself and trying to do something for the team. That is the job of the captain and the coach to tell the players that we do understand what you’re trying to do for the team, you go and take your chances.”
Talking more about the message the duo has relieved the squad from the pressure performance and told them that there will be full support for them if they want to take risks because “if it comes off, it is good”! The skipper added:
“If it comes off, good, if not, we’ll still back you because you’re doing it for the team. Anything anyone does for the team, it’s always a good sign and you have to back that thought and that’s what we’re going to do here and stay consistent to do that as much as possible.”
The skipper further spoke about the freeness between the players that he is strived to provide. Sharma concluded:
“With the talent, we have in India, it’s not easy, you have to see so many options. Most of the guys who are sitting outside have also done really, really well. You try and fit everyone into the squad but only 11 can play so it’s not easy. It’s always tough but we will try our best to ensure that whenever the players step out they don’t have any baggage.”
India for the first time is not going to play 2 match series against NZ and will resume playing the 1st Test match on Nov.25th in Kanpur.