Cricket News: Rohit Sharma has credited Rahul Dravid for bringing in a “sense of relaxation” into the Indian dressing room. Rohit believes that keeping the team atmosphere light and cheerful where people can sometimes “just chill around” is crucial, Also, in a demanding sport like cricket. Sharma’s remarks came in interaction with BCCI.tv. He was asked about his experience with Dravid during the duo’s first stint as captain. And coach in the three-match T20I series against New Zealand. Sharma described it as ‘fantastic’, saying Dravid epitomizes the balance between playing tough and being relaxed.
“Working with Rahul Bhai, I mean it was only three-odd games but it was fantastic. We have seen how he’s played his cricket – very tough, hard. And at the same time, there’s a sense of relaxation as well, you know, because it’s important to keep the atmosphere light and cheerful when you are doing a job in a field which is so demanding. You need to have an atmosphere where people can relax, just chill around, those kinds of things,” Rohit Sharma said.
Cricket News: Besides that, Rohit Sharma wishes for the continuation of their long-standing friendship. It’s a “successful one,” as it’s been transformed into a partnership for Indian cricket.
“It’s only been a little while but I have had so many interactions with him in the past about the game, about my personal game so it’s good to have him on board. And ya, it’ll be a very fruitful one I hope for the future,” Sharma said.
Cricket News: Lastly, Rohit Sharma took over the T20I captaincy. At the same time as Rahul Dravid succeeded Ravi Shastri. Also, kicking off what many terms the “new era” of Indian cricket. They have been tasked with improving India’s showing in ICC events and by the looks of it. Moreover, they are applying the philosophies that have worked for them in the past.