Mumbai: Rohit Sharma by no means succumbs to captaincy stress and as a substitute relishes the duty, in accordance with childhood coach Dinesh Lad, who revealed that the swashbuckling batsman exhibited management qualities proper from his college days.
Rohit led the Mumbai Indians to an unprecedented fifth IPL title on Tuesday, impressing not simply with a half century but in addition shrewd captaincy.
“He always thought of winning and never thought about losing,” Lad instructed PTI on Wednesday.
“When he was given the responsibility to lead Mumbai Indians, he proved his qualities and that became a plus point in his career. His responsibility increased and not the pressure,” he added.
It was Lad who had first given Rohit the chance to guide at school cricket and Rohit hardly ever failed.
“I had sensed his management qualities proper from the varsity days. I bear in mind the time at school cricket, when I had requested him to guide the workforce, he used to single handedly win video games.
“On one occasion, the workforce was 30-40 for 5 or 6 and he had opened the innings in pursuit of 220-230.
“I was nervous and thought that we had lost the game. I conveyed a message to him to take the match till the end, he replied saying ‘I will ensure that we win the game’ and we eventually won it,” he added.
Lad, nevertheless, refused to present a particular reply when requested whether or not Rohit ought to lead the workforce in Tests in Australia in Virat Kohli’s absence.
“I can’t say something on it. It is as much as the BCCI and the selectors. If Rohit is given an opportunity to guide then he will do good as seen up to now when he has captained India in few tournaments like Nidahas trophy, where we have emerged champions.
“I can’t say Rohit should be made the captain. But if he is given (the opportunity), then he also can also prove something. Virat is more aggressive while Rohit is calm and composed. He leads with a cool head,” stated Lad.