Rohit Sharma before the World Twenty20 Cup, ‘I have started to take a lot of risks without worrying about the result’. On his desire to play brave cricket ahead of the T20 World Cup in 2022.
Rohit Sharma, dubbed “the leader,” is not afraid to take risks, as seen by the way the squad has performed recently. The Men in Blue have been playing aggressive cricket, which has helped them defeat great nations such as England, South Africa, and Australia.
Despite India’s disappointing Asia Cup 2022 performance, the team management appears willing to back the strategy in the forthcoming T20 World Cup. Captain Rohit Sharma spoke about taking risks at a press conference prior of the event, and he also encouraged his colleagues to play the same type of cricket without worrying too much about the outcome.
“I have started to take a lot of risks without worrying about the result, which I think is a good way to play this kind of format. And yes it is something that our team is also trying to do because you know this is a kind of format where there is a risk. But there are literally higher rewards as well. You got to be brave enough to take those risks and certainly, we will be prepared to do that as well. I think that is my understanding from 2007 to 2022. A lot of things have changed obviously but yeah it has been good to see the game evolve over all these years,”India skipper said.
Rohit Sharma discusses the growth of T20 cricket.
Rohit Sharma was one of four cricketers who competed in the initial edition in 2007 and will also compete in the most recent T20 World Cup in Australia. He has witnessed the evolution of the format throughout the years.
“I didn’t have much understanding in 2007 as to what it was until we ended up winning the World Cup. Didn’t have much responsibility back then. Teams have become fearless and we are also looking to adopt the same approach. 140 used to be a winning total back then but these days teams aim to reach there in 14-15 overs. That’s how the game has evolved since then,”Indian captain said.