Indian all-rounder Harshal Patel described Rohit Sharma’s captaincy.© AFP
Rohit Sharma took over as India’s full-time T20I captain in the three-match T20 series against New Zealand late last year. Rohit was later appointed as India’s full-time white-ball captain, replacing Virat Kohli as skipper in ODIs as well. During the series against New Zealand, pacer Harshal Patel made his international debut for India. Harshal made his debut in the second T20I and also played in the third and final T20I, picking four wickets in the two matches to help India win a 3-0 series.
Harshal said Rohit as captain gives the bowler plenty of freedom. “He [Rohit Sharma] will basically give you the ball and if he has faith in you he won’t tell you what to do. “You know what to do, just go do it.” So he’s such a captain and I really enjoy playing under those kind of captains,” Harshal told Star Sports’ show “Follow The Blues.”
“I have my plans – Plan A, B, C so even if I get hit I know what to do. I don’t like a lot of outside input and he fits right into that kind of personality as a captain. He’s very laid back and he sets you free.”
Asked what India’s head coach Rahul Dravid told him before his international debut, Harshal said: “He told me: ‘We know you are a very confident bowler. We know what you want to do, what you can and cannot do. just that you go out, express yourself and enjoy the moment and we will support you no matter what.'”
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