Indian skipper Rohit Sharma said on Wednesday that KL Rahul, Jasprit Bumrah and Rishabh Pant are considered leaders within the group. Last week, Rohit was named as the Test skipper. Chetan Sharma, the chairman of the roster, had said management is looking to Rohit to nurture future leaders and he also spoke about how the right-handed batter is an ideal candidate to lead the side. “I won’t play that big of a role telling them anything and everything, they’re all mature enough, it’s just when someone needs to be around them to guide them, I’ll be more than happy to We’ve come through the ranks like that, we’ve been looked after by someone else. It’s a natural process, everyone goes through this,” Rohit said at a virtual press conference.
“When you talk about Bumrah, KL Rahul and Pant, they have a huge role to play in India’s success, they are also seen as leaders. They understand that there is a responsibility on their shoulders, but we don’t want to pressure anyone them because they are critical to us. We just want them to enjoy the game and perform the skills,” he added.
When asked about workload management, Rohit said: “I’m very clear in my mind about how I want to take it forward. Obviously, managing the workload, not just me, but everyone would be key. “We’ve seen a lot of injuries within our squad, we just have to be careful about what we do with individuals, how we alternate them and how we give them a break. We’re trying to manage that, we’re trying to build a roadmap on how let’s move on.”
“As far as I’m concerned, there are no problems, I look forward to playing all the games. The workload depends on what happens next, you look at it from day to day. If there is an opportunity for you to take a break take a break, you’re taking a break. At this point, things seem to be going well,” he added.
Rohit Sharma was appointed as the new Test captain of the Indian men’s team, while veterans Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane were dropped from the Sri Lanka series.
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