IND vs SL: KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant and Jasprit Bumrah are looked upon as leaders in the group, says Rohit Sharma

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IND vs SL: KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant and Jasprit Bumrah are looked upon as leaders in the group, says Rohit Sharma
IND vs SL: KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant and Jasprit Bumrah are looked upon as leaders in the group, says Rohit Sharma

IND vs SL: KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant and Jasprit Bumrah are looked upon as leaders in the group, says Rohit Sharma

IND vs SL: India captain Rohit Sharma said on Wednesday that KL Rahul, Jasprit Bumrah, and Rishabh Pant are looked upon as leaders within the team.

Rohit Sharma was appointed as the Test captain last week. The Chairman of the Selection Committee, Chetan Sharma, stated that the management is looking to Rohit to train future leaders and that the right-handed batter is a perfect contender to lead the team.

“I won’t have that much of a role in telling them each and everything, they all are mature enough, it is just when someone needs to be there around them to guide them, I will be more than happy to do that. It is how we have come through the ranks, we were groomed by someone else. It is a natural process, everyone goes through this,” said Rohit during a virtual press conference.

“If you talk of Bumrah, KL Rahul and Pant, they have a big role to play in India’s success. They are looked upon as leaders as well. They do understand there is a responsibility on their shoulders. But we do not want to any pressure on them as they are critical for us. We just want them to enjoy the game and execute the skills,” he added.

When asked about the workload management, Rohit said:

“I am very clear on my mind on how I want to take it forward. Obviously, managing the workload, not just me, but everyone would be the key. We have seen a lot of injuries within our squad, we just need to be careful about what we do with individuals, how we rotate them and how we give them a break. We are trying to manage that, we are trying to put a roadmap on how we move forward.”

“As far as I am concerned, there are no issues, I am looking forward to playing all the games. The workload depends on what happens thereafter, you take it day by day. If there is an opportunity for you to take a break, you take a break. At the moment, it seems to be okay,” he added.

The Indian men’s squad has a new Test captain, Rohit Sharma. While stalwarts Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane have been dropped from the Sri Lanka series.