Indian captain Rohit Sharma in his recent interview with Star Sports on the Follow the Blues show, Indian captain Rohit Sharma expressed his views and thoughts on how to support players who are struggling with form.
Rohit feels, “An out-of-form player needs guidance and direction to work on his game, and it becomes a lot easier to get back to form when the player has clarity on what his role is in the team and what is expected out of him.”
He feels that as a captain, it is his responsibility to understand and know his players better when they are going through tough times.
Obviously, for me, it’s just to quickly adapt to certain individuals and then understand what they need. It is always good to know your teammate’s strong points and weaknesses, which makes it easier for the players to work on.
Rohit himself was struggling with the role that he had to play in the team and struggled to feature regularly in the team.
MS Dhoni, the former captain of the Indian team when Rohit was part of it, recognized his skill and gave Rohit the clarity he needed about his role in the team.
From there on out, it has been a roller coaster ride for the opener where he has been at the top of his game and he now knows exactly what his role in the team is and what his responsibilities are.
The Captaincy Mantra of Rohit Sharma
Knowing the players helps the captain and team to give proper feedback and identify the areas that they have to work on to achieve better results. One must have clarity on what is expected of him.
When you know that your teammate is going through a lean patch, they must know where it is going wrong for them. The thought process that one has to use to overcome the shortcomings
The captain of the Indian team feels that he always looks to create a better environment for the players where he doesn’t feel pressure and tries to enjoy the game as well as enjoy one another’s company while they are around.
He added that players are obviously under pressure when they are on the field with the bat in hand and while bowling. The captain and coach can do nothing about it.