India’s terrible performance in ICC competitions since 2013 is acknowledged by Rohit Sharma. However, he says the squad hasn’t made many mistakes in the mega-events. India has simply missed earning the “extra inch” of success, according to the new white-ball captain. In addition, six of the last seven multi-nation events resulted in losses in the finals or semi-finals. This week, Rohit Sharma took over as full-time white-ball captain from Virat Kohli. He’s also been tasked with ensuring that the team performs at its best in at least the next two World Cups. Rohit spoke to BCCI.tv on taking on the challenge as a professional in this manner.
“We last won an ICC title in 2013. We haven’t won since, but I don’t believe it. And then we did nothing wrong following the Champions Trophy. Also, we played as a unit, delivered as a unit. it’s just that we couldn’t achieve that additional inch that we crave. That is possible, as international cricket is extremely demanding. But there is the difficulty. We are all experts, and we must take the appropriate steps to ensure that we count and place all of the items in the appropriate bag,” Rohit Sharma said.
MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli
Furthermore, India’s latest ICC trophy came in the 2013 Champions Trophy, which was won by MS Dhoni. Dhoni and Kohli have failed to get the team over the finish line three times. The most recent was India’s relegation from the T20 World Cup 2021 group stage. This cast doubt on the team’s ability to manage pressure at higher levels. With five IPL titles under his name and a laid-back personality, Rohit Sharma is an obvious choice. It’s being marketed as the ideal candidate for the position. For this, Sharma has the help of Rahul Dravid, a seasoned yet humble head coach.
“Obviously, there are several World Cups coming up, and India will certainly aim to perform well in each of them. Yes, we must win championships, but there is a process that we must follow as a group because, as you know, if you want to win championships, you must first take care of a lot of other things before focusing on the end goal,” Rohit Sharma said.