Rohit Sharma talked about the impact that previous Australian captain Ricky Ponting had on him and the Mumbai Indians group during his spell with the establishment.
Rohit Sharma was live on Instagram with national partner Ravichandran Ashwin to think back about the 2013 India-Australia coordinate when the previous scored his first ODI twofold century.
Ricky Ponting’s effect on Rohit Sharma started from the time they originally played together in the Australian legend’s first season subsequent to being purchased by the Mumbai Indians.
“Being with him and how he took care of the group in the initial six games, or even before that. He was the first one to show up in Quite a while, much before some other residential player moreover. You can envision his enthusiasm, you can envision his vitality. He needed to feel the group, he needed to come and see each and everyone,” Rohit Sharma said.
‘Ricky Ponting was consistently there for me’: Rohit Sharma
The exquisite opener was especially intrigued with his previous IPL commander’s man-the board aptitudes and the capacity to draw out the best in his partners. Rohit Sharma expounded on a holding meeting under Ponting’s captaincy, where the group was partitioned into gatherings of four, and the Mumbai batsman was with the three-time World Cup champ and two youthful local players.
“Ponting was in my gathering and there were two adolescents from residential cricket. Presently, Ponting is letting them know – ‘I’ve viewed your video, you look strong man. You can go far up. On the off chance that you handle the weight, you will arrive at where you need to. So envision what the adolescent would feel,” Rohit Sharma said.
At the point when Ricky Ponting ventured down as chief, Rohit Sharma dominated and has not thought back since. Adding four IPL titles to his first title with Deccan Chargers made him the best skipper in the association in front of MS Dhoni.
While there was a great deal of discussion about who might supplant the double cross World Cup-winning skipper in charge with Dinesh Karthik in the running too, Ponting in the long run let Rohit Sharma realize that he would be driving the group going ahead.
“There was banter about Dinesh Karthik being a piece of the group and a few people figured they could go to Dinesh. In any case, inevitably Ponting rang me and he said –
‘We need you to take the group ahead from here and I realize you have strong game sense and all that, and you will work admirably’. So it began from that point,” Rohit told Ashwin.”He became player-cum-mentor after that and he was consistently there to support me. He generally remained in front (to assume liability) if there was any issue or whatever,” Rohit Sharma included.
Mumbai Indians are one of the top choices to win IPL 2020 and make it a record-breaking five titles for Rohit Sharma as chief and six titles, by and large. In any case, the Covid-19 pandemic has seen the IPL suspended inconclusively, and it is not yet clear if the exciting competition will happen this year by any stretch of the imagination.