Rohit stressed the multifaceted nature of his role, which included strategic decisions on the field and personal interactions off it, aimed at nurturing a cohesive team environment.
“As a leader, it is important to instill confidence in players and make them feel valued regardless of their role in the team,” Rohit said during the Leo1, MasterCard and NSDL event.
“The contribution of every player is essential for the success of the team, whether they play ten balls at number 6 or 7.”
The captain underlined the importance of personal engagement with each player, stressing the need for equal treatment and role clarity within the team structure.
“I try to interact with the players personally, understand their concerns and provide assurance,” Rohit said. “Establishing trust and confidence is paramount, especially in challenging circumstances.”
Reflecting on his role as an opening batsman, Rohit expressed his propensity to face difficult situations and enjoyed the challenge of overcoming them.
He commented, “Confidence is born from rigorous preparation and mastery of skills.” “I relish the challenge of opening innings in adverse conditions and rely on extensive training to strengthen my confidence.”
Focusing on the ongoing Test series against England, Rohit acknowledged the team's recent setback in Hyderabad but highlighted their resilience in bouncing back with a stunning win in Vizag.
With the series tied at 1-1, Rohit stressed the importance of maintaining momentum and unity to prepare for the upcoming matches starting with the third Test in Rajkot from February 15.
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(With inputs from ANI)