Former cricketer and commentator Sanjay Manjrekar has heaped praise on the leadership style of Team India’s captain, Rohit Sharma. Manjrekar highlighted Sharma’s ability to create a comfortable atmosphere for those around him.
Speaking to journalist Vimal Kumar on YouTube, Manjrekar noted that Sharma’s secure demeanor sets him apart. He described how Sharma’s leadership style is both respectful and informal, making players feel at ease in his presence. Follow your favourite cricket team with attractive betting odds from Nextbet.
“Players feel comfortable around Rohit Sharma. Yes, they would respect him as a captain and a player, but it might not be very formal. The best thing about Rohit Sharma is that he is very secure. You never feel like he is trying to project an image of himself. Very few public figures are secure, and Rohit is one of them.”
Under Rohit Sharma’s captaincy, India recently delivered a remarkable performance in the Asia Cup 2023, securing a comprehensive 10-wicket victory over Sri Lanka in the final.
Manjrekar also highlighted the positive change in the environment within the Indian dressing room. He expressed how players now genuinely celebrate each other’s successes, in contrast to his own playing days when individual survival was the primary concern.
“The environment within the Indian team has changed. There is a positive culture now. We saw how KL Rahul reacted when Kuldeep Yadav took a wicket after his suggestion. Similarly, when Axar Patel was batting, everyone was very happy to see him do well. There is professional respect among each other.
“There is a kind of understanding. This is very important because when we played, there wasn’t such an environment, and everyone played for their survival. From the visuals that I have seen, it seems as if these players genuinely enjoy each other’s success. There is mutual respect, as they have all been through the same things.”
India is gearing up for the upcoming three-match home ODI series against Australia, with the first match scheduled for September 22 at the Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali. Get free cricket betting tips from Nextbet Sports.