IPL 2019: MI Captain Rohit Sharma Reveals His Batting Position This SeasonMarch 19, 2019 12:35
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Mumbai Indians Captain Rohit Sharma on Tuesday said that he will open the batting for team in this edition of Indian Premier League (IPL).
In a pre-season press conference captain Rohit said, “My approach will be the same as it is for any tournament. I have in the past batted in the middle order and I have opened as well in a few games. Yeah, wherever the team requires me to bat, I have to bat there. We have to make sure we get the right balance and team composition,”
“This year, I will open the batting in all the games. That's for sure. World Cup is one of the factors. But that [opening position] is where I have got a lot of success of late. The team understands that. We now have got some experience in the middle order. That allows me to go and bat at the top. I will try and open in every game possible,” MI captain said.
Meanwhile, Rohit Sharma also talked about the workload management during IPL ahead of world cup.
He said, “We've been on the road for the past couple of years. You have to listen to your body. If it needs rest, I'll take rest. We're here for the biggest league in the world. So we know our priorities.”
Rohit also talked about Yuvraj Singh who is part Mumbai Indians team this season
“Yuvraj, as we all know brings a lot of experience to the table. He is a match-winner,” the skipper added.
MI Mentor and Former fast bowler Zaheer Khan also believes that Yuvraj will play crucial role for the team in this season of Indian Premier League.
“Many players go unsold. I’ve been unsold myself in the first round. Auction dynamics make you do that. Yuvraj Singh has been a boost to the side. We needed an experienced batsman who controls the game in the middle. Who is better than Yuvraj Singh to do this,” Zaheer said.
By Sai Kumar