India’s newly-appointed T20I captain Rohit Sharma and head coach Rahul Dravid appear for a joint press-conference in their new roles on the eve of the first T20I of the three-match series against New Zealand at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur. While the duo answered a number of questions, the biggest achievement from the event was their focus on managing the workloads of some players, and the emphasis being placed on the mental health aspect as well. Former Pakistan captain Salman Butt was impressed by his straightforwardness, especially Rohit K.
Speaking in a video on his YouTube channel, Butt, who played 33 Tests, 78 ODIs and 24 T20Is for Pakistan between 2003-10, lauded Rohit and Virat Kohli for their mentality and being very straightforward in the press conference. highlight the change. Ever since MS Dhoni took over the reins of the Indian team, it was brought in.
“Absolutely, no doubt about it. That’s what I love about him (Rohit) and (Virat) Kohli to a great extent. Things haven’t changed since Dhoni (named captain). He is straight-talking and apt. give answer.
“And at the end of the day, every person, every sports personality and every working person needs rest. Obviously, their performance will fluctuate, which is inevitable. You can’t perform in every sport, but You’ve got to be consistent,” he said.
The anchor asked Butt about his views on Rohit Sharma’s remark that “players are not machines”. Butt backed Rohit and said that he agrees with the Indian T20I captain.
Butt said, “I have always said that players should be rested. It is difficult to maintain the same intensity. Players need to rest so that they can come back stronger and do what is expected of them. I am Rohit. I completely agree with you.” added.
India had a below-par campaign in the T20 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates as they were knocked out of the tournament in the group stage. Ahead of the tournament, Kohli had announced that he would step down from the T20 captaincy after the end of the tournament, citing workload issues.
India and New Zealand are participating in a three-match T20I series. Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah, Ravindra Jadeja among others have been rested from the T20I series.
After the conclusion of the T20 series, both the teams will also play two Tests. Kohli will also be ruled out of the first Test in Kanpur but will return to the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai for the second match.
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