Rohit Sharma’s childhood coach told many untold stories, saying ‘those were the qualities of captaincy since those days’


new Delhi: Rohit Sharma, who created history by giving Mumbai Indians (MI) the fifth IPL title, has once again won the iron of his charismatic captaincy, but his initial coach Dinesh Lad says that from school days Winning the match on its own and captaincy were unique qualities.

Rohit Sharma played a half-century in the final against Delhi Capitals, and with efficient captaincy, Mumbai won by five wickets. He is also the most successful captain in IPL history with five titles.

Lad (Dinesh Lal) said in the book ‘The Hitman: The Rohit Sharma Story’ on the limited-overs vice-captain of the Indian team, “He had won matches on his own since school days and had leadership potential. He also used to take wickets and score a century. I made him captain of the school team in ninth grade itself.

He said, ‘He was very aggressive who always wanted to win and wanted to contribute to that victory. I always advised him to play calmly at the crease as he was a master of technique and it was impossible to get him out after he settled at the crease.

In this book written by famous cricket writers Vijay Lokapalli and G. Krishna, many untouched aspects of Rohit’s golden journey have been exposed. Along with this, his fellow players, coaches and friends have also expressed their opinions about him in a flawless manner. This book, published by Bloomsbury, will be released on 18 November.

World Cup 2011 hero Yuvraj Singh wrote in the preface that in the next T20 and 50 overs World Cup, Rohit will prove to be important for the Indian team.

He wrote, ‘The way he plays big innings, I am sure that he will become India’s most important player in the next T20 and 50 overs World Cup. I want him to take full care of his fitness because Indian cricket needs it ‘.

He also said, ‘It is very important for a middle-order batsman to become one of the best openers in the world. Only Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag have done so before that.

Rohit’s teammate and close friend Mumbai batsman Abhishek Nair spoke about his mastery in the pool shot.

He said, ‘Tennis ball cricket is common on the grounds of Mumbai and in this you have to be the king of sixes. Rohit mastered the pool shot from the same period. No one can stop him from hooking or pooling a short ball. He used to hit big sixes over sweeper cover and cover point which is not easy. Batsmen often hit sixes at midwicket.

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