Indian batsman Rohit Sharma has said that he is not talented and instead he is a hardworking person, who works hard for his team. Rohit was also severe on the media for labelling him talented and describes how the talent has messed things for him.
“I don’t think that I am talented. This ‘talent’ talk has messed things up for me. I started my career as a bowler. I was never a batsman. All this natural talent, God’s gift and all that that you guys in the media talk and write about is unfair and wrong. I have worked on my batting to get here. I used to bat at No. 8. From there, I made my way up. Ask my coach, Mr Dinesh Lad, and he will tell you that I was an off-spinner. People must think before talking,” said Rohit.
He also blamed the media for calling him talented and later the term lazy elegance. He said “whatever I have achieved is because of my hard work. All these terms like ‘lazy elegance’ have been coined by you guys [media]. Nothing comes naturally to anybody. Maybe, on TV, it comes across like that. But that’s not the right way to judge anyone. One must go deep into the story. One must get to the root of the matter. One must get to the bottom of everything before writing such things.“