Mumbai: Rohit Sharma in no way succumbs to captaincy stress and rather relishes the responsibility, in line with childhood train Dinesh Lad, who found out that the swashbuckling batsman exhibited management qualities right from his school days.
Rohit led the Mumbai Indians to an unprecedented 5th IPL title on Tuesday, impressing not just with a half century but also smart captaincy.
“He usually thought of winning and by no means notion about dropping,” Lad informed PTI on Wednesday.
“When he became given the duty to lead Mumbai Indians, he proved his characteristics and that became a plus point in his career. His responsibility improved and not the stress,” he added.
It was Lad who had first given Rohit the opportunity to guide in faculty cricket and Rohit hardly ever failed.
“I had sensed his management qualities right from the college days. I take into account the time in college cricket, once I had asked him to lead the group, he used to unmarried handedly win games.
“On one example, the group became 30-40 for 5 or six and he had opened the innings in pursuit of 220-230.
“I turned into apprehensive and concept that we had misplaced the sport. I conveyed a message to him to take the match until the give up, he replied announcing ‘I will make certain that we win the game’ and we sooner or later gained it,” he brought.
Lad, but, refused to offer a definite solution while asked whether Rohit need to lead the group in Tests in Australia in Virat Kohli’s absence.
“I can not say anything on it. It is up to the BCCI and the selectors. If Rohit is given a danger to guide then he’s going to do exact as visible inside the beyond whilst he has captained India in few tournaments like Nidahas trophy, in which we have emerged champions.
“I can not say Rohit ought to be made the captain. But if he’s given (the opportunity), then he also can also prove something. Virat is more competitive while Rohit is calm and composed. He leads with a cool head,” said Lad.