India has gone without a trophy in ICC events for a decade now, with its last major win coming in the Champions Trophy 2013, two years after its World Cup triumph at home.
Commander Rohit Sharma on Thursday said India is “ hopeless ” to break its ICC jewel failure in the forthcoming World Cup and is armed with “ inner “ confidence ” and “ tone- belief ” to win the title.
India has gone without a jewel in ICC events for a decade now, with its last major palm coming in the titleholders jewel 2013, two times after its World Cup triumph at home.
“Actually, I’ve no way won a (50 overs) World Cup, it’s a dream to win a World Cup and to be then fighting for it, nothing makes me happier than that, ” Rohit told the media then on the sidelines of an event.
“ You don’t get World Mugs on a server, you have to really work hard and that’s what we’ve been doing all these times, from 2011 till now we all are fighting for it, ” the India captain said.
“Everyone is hopeless to go and win, because we know we’ve a good platoon. We’re each good players, that inner confidence and tone- belief is there that they can do it. It’s not happed doesn’t mean that we take it smoothly. When we lost the 2022 World Cup, I said we will keep fighting for the coming World Cup, ” he added.
“The World Test Championship (WTC) was coming and I said we will keep fighting for it, no matter what. Kabhi na kabhi to milega( we will win it at some point), ” he said.
Rohit said while he’s assigned to lead the platoon, his primary job is to do well as a batter.
“I need to do first as a batter. Captaincy is secondary. My part in the platoon is more as a batter. Obviously to captain well as well, (but) first of all, I’ve to score big runs and win games for the platoon. ”
With crucial men similar as KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer unapproachable in the lead- up to the World Cup, Rohit said he’s spooked of injuries but stressed on the significance of resting the players.
“Last time also we did the same thing — the T20 World Cup was there, so we didn’t play one- day justice. Now also we’re doing the same, the ODI World Cup is there, so we aren’t playing T20s, ” he said.
“You can’t play everything and be ready for the World Cup. We decided this two times agone. (Ravindra) Jadeja is also not playing T20, you didn’t ask about him? I understand about the focus (on himself and Virat). But Jadeja is also not playing, ” Rohit said in reply to a query about him and Kohli missing India’s recent T20 assignments.
“It’s a World Cup time; we want to keep everyone fresh; formerly we had so numerous injuries in the platoon that I’m spooked of injuries now, ” he continued.
Rohit revealed that the platoon operation had a discussion with the BCCI on the aspect of managing the workload of players.
“We had a discussion with the BCCI also that we need to look after the players well. Whenever we’ve an occasion to rest players, we will rest players and rotate them. We don’t want anyone to miss the crucial events. A couple of our crucial players missed some big events in the last two times and we don’t want that, ” he said.
While Rohit backed Suryakumar Yadav to find his form in ODIs, he also said India will have to see for how long it’ll keep backing the world No. 1 T20I batter, who has now been moved to No. 6.
“He’s really working hard, and he’s talking to a lot of guys who have played a lot of ODI justice as to what kind of station and mindset (to have) like that, ” Rohit said.
“It’s important to give a batter like him the bumper of redundant games so that he finds that groove and gets that confidence. The way he started the IPL( Indian Premier League) this time, in the first four to five games he didn’t have too numerous runs. But look what he did after that, ” Rohit said.
“For a player like him, it’s our job to produce such a situation and script ‘ It’s okay, if you don’t do well in two to three games we’re okay, but when you come off, we know that you’ll win games straightaway’.
“That’s what he did in the third T20I, the batters at the top got out and for Surya to go and club like that it’s a different format. But we will also have to see how long we can stretch this (having Suryakumar at No. 4), ” Rohit said.
Citing Varun Chakravarthy’s illustration from the 2021 T20 World Cup, Rohit said it’s possible to have a player with lower experience to make it into the side but emphasised on having the right balance.
“We keep talking about medication. Yes, we ’ve to be prepared, but at the same time, there are a lot of other factors like ‘ who are the right guys? How we can fit in guys in the team? What are the challenges that we ’re going to face during the World Cup? Where’s the hole in our platoon, whether it’s fur or bowling? ’, ” Rohit said.
“We ’ve to make all our departments strong, and for that, we need to give chances to our players. However, you won’t know (about their worth), If you don’t play them. Our focus has always been on that. Indeed last time, before the T20 World Cup, we were fastening on those kinds of effects. ”
The India captain said if the platoon feels a player can do a specific job for them, he might find a place in the XI.
“There will be guys who you suppose are talented, and can do the job, they can instanter come by. Like we allowed
Varun Chakravarthy, for the 2021 T20 World Cup. I don’t suppose he played any transnational justice before that. But we authentically allowed he was ready for that stage, ” he said.
Rohit said there can be a many exceptions in the form of players with minimum experience.
“It’s not like we ’ve to compulsorily give 15 games to a player, there can be exceptions to this. But, you can’t do it with everyone. You need experience. You need the guys who can go and handle that pressure in the middle. still, two to three guys can be like that( without experience), ” he said.
With youthful left- handed batter Tilak Varma being touted for a spot in the World Cup team given his fur prowess, Rohit refused to give away anything other than praising him.
“He looks veritably promising. I’ve seen him for two times now, he has got the hunger, and that’s the most important thing, ” Rohit said.
“In him I can see, for the age that he’s of, he’s relatively progressed. He knows his fur so well. When I speak with him I understand that the boy knows his fur – where he has to hit, what he has to do in that period. That’s all that I’ll say about him, I don’t know about the World Cup and all, but surely the joe is talented and he showed it in these many games that he has played for India, ” he added. Know More Latest Cricket News…