Opener Rohit Sharma, who is currently doing hard for upcoming matches with New Zealand, praises team effort
Opener Rohit Sharma on Monday attributed Team India’s marauding run in ODIs to a united effort as Virat Kohli & Co. March towards their mission 2019 World Cup.
“It’s still one and a half year away, then it’s too early to comment on it. But yes, it is our goal and we have already begun preparations. Selectors, coach and captain have been talking about team combinations, keeping the great outcome in mind,” Sharma said.
India, a two-time World champion, moved down to Australia in the semi-final of the 2015 version.
Rohit said India’s recent success is not a consequence of a few members' effort. “The contributing is coming from different people and everyone is standing up. We are playing well as a unit. The thought process is also proceeding in single way as we travel towards the end, which is proficient for the team,” added Rohit who scored 296 runs in five ODIs with two half centuries and a century in the five-match ODI series against Australia.
The vice-captain, however, said their current focus was to beat New Zealand in the coming three-match ODI series.
“We will meet again in the hotel now and preparation and strategy will commence in the New Zealand series. Our destination is simple; which to do comfortably and vanquish them,” he stated.
Rohit said he never had big dreams as a child.
“All I did was playing cricket and enjoying it. I was as disappointed as the rest of India when we lost to Sri Lanka in the semi-final of the 1996 World Cup,” he said.