There’s always been a debate over the comparison between the personal milestones and the team’s success in the marquee international tournaments like, especially the biggest one, none other than the ODI World Cups. In the same line of events, the veteran batter and Indian skipper, Rohit Sharma spoke bluntly about the same.
Rohit also cleared his mindset about how he thinks and compares the personal milestones and the eventual success of the team in the tournament. He also recalled his iconic batting performances in the ODI World Cup 2019.
"I want to completely take it out of this team" - Rohit Sharma about personal numbers and milestones
The 36-year-old also felt that numbers are not that important thing in cricket if the team eventually fails to achieve success and lift the title in any major international tournament.
“I wanted to bring a certain change; players going out there and playing with a lot of freedom. That statistical side of cricket… I want to completely take it out of this team. People are not looking at numbers. People are not looking at their personal scores and just playing the game. Numbers are overrated. In India, we do talk a lot about numbers and all of that. But like, yeah, I got five hundred in the 2019 World Cup but kya hua uska, haar gaye na (but what happened, we still lost)?” said Rohit Sharma during a conversation with Dinesh Karthik on Jio Cinema.
Furthermore, Rohit also spoke about the captaincy responsibility across all the formats and it’s impact on an individual who is leading the side.
“It is quite draining, but that is what you sign up for. When you take the responsibility, I think when the opportunity came to me to lead the team, I was excited. In the last 7-8 years, I've been part of that core group decision-making, vice-captain. I led in Virat's absence a few times when he was not there, but yeah, obviously it's a huge honour to be captaining your country. You know, I have seen many greats who have captained the team stalwarts in their way, so to be alongside them, you know, it's a great honour. Great privilege,” Rohit said.