Rohit Sharma captained (Frist Test captain IND vs SL Rohit Sharma) the Indian cricket team for the first time in Test cricket and defeated Sri Lanka by an innings and 222 runs within 3 days in the very first match.
IND vs SL: Rohit Sharma is more concerned about the future than victory, took a big responsibility for the sake of Team India
After ODI and T20, Rohit Sharma has made a great start in Test cricket as well as the captain of the Indian cricket team . Under the captaincy of Rohit, India defeated Sri Lanka in Mohali Test (India vs Sri Lanka Mohali Test) within just 3 days. With an innings and 222-run win over Sri Lanka, India’s tremendous performance continues under Rohit’s captaincy. Like every captain, Rohit also wants Team India to win continuously, but apart from this, he also has a big goal. After the team’s victory in Mohali, Rohit spoke about this and said that the bigger challenge for him than winning the match is to build ‘bench strength’ and he has taken this responsibility on his shoulders.
During the successful tenure of Virat Kohli, Team India got a strong bench strength and now Rohit, who took the reins from him, also wants to take this work forward. After the victory in Mohali, the Indian captain said, “If you want to build ‘bench strength’ then you have to start thinking from now on. Only then will Indian cricket be in safe hands. This is one of my challenges and one of my responsibilities. I have taken this responsibility on my shoulders to build bench strength and keep a lot of things in mind.”
It is necessary to give confidence to the players sitting outside
With the Test series against Sri Lanka, there have been changes in Team India, in which new players are being given opportunities in place of seniors like Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Wriddhiman Saha and Ishant Sharma. In such a situation, Rohit believes that it is necessary to give confidence to everyone. They said,
“It will be a bigger challenge for me than winning the match. What is important for me is how do I give opportunities to the players sitting outside and how can I give them confidence. When they get a chance, they should be very clear about what they want to do and achieve. This will affect our performance, whether we win or lose.”
no external pressure on player
The Indian captain also explained that it would not be right to expect any new player to win the match as soon as he comes. Rohit explained, “You cannot say that you have to win matches. You need to do many things to win the match. There is a need to give clarity to the players to prepare the bench strength, there is a need to create a good environment for them so that the players go on the field and do their work in a pleasant environment. They should not feel too much pressure. Obviously when you are playing international cricket there is pressure. But there should be no external pressure, internal pressure is fine.
After making a great start with a win in Mohali, the next target in front of Indian captain Rohit and Team India is the Day-Night Test in Bangalore. The second Test match of the series will be played between the two teams from March 12, which will be the fourth day-night Test of the Indian cricket team.
Frist Test Match Start
Ravindra Jadeja was the star of this victory of India. This left-handed all-rounder first played a record innings of 175 runs (not out). Then took 9 wickets (5 in the first innings, 4 in the second) against Sri Lanka. In this way, Jadeja completed the hat-trick of the player of the match in Mohali.