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Mahela Jayawardene, the head coach of the most successful IPL franchise — Mumbai Indians (Mi), has shed light on Rohit Sharma’s captaincy and what sets him apart from others. As mentioned earlier, Indians is the most successful franchise in the history of the Indian Premier League (IPL), having won four titles so far.
Jayawardene was appointed as the coach of the Mumbai Indians team replacing Ricky Ponting for the 10th edition of the Indian Premier League in 2017. Mumbai Indians won the 2017 Indian Premier League on 21 May 2017 beating Rising Pune Supergiant in the final of the tournament.
Now, Mahela Jayawardene has revealed how their skipper, Rohit Sharma prepares before the games and the reason behind his success.
Mahela Jayawardene Narrates How Rohit Sharma Leads His Team
“He is an instinctive leader for sure. But at the same time Rohit gathers a lot of information as well, I think that’s his strength,” Jayawardene said on Sony Network for their show Pit Stop on their Instagram page.
“We also don’t have long meetings. Yes, we have certain meetings because that has to be a planning you can fall back to when things are not going well. But Ro(hit) does get a lot of information and he likes to know things. He uses that out there in the middle. That’s how he reacts and all that,” he added.
Rohit Sharma Pays A Lot Of Attention To Details: Mahela Jayawardene
“Even though everyone thinks he is instinctively making those calls, that information is there. It can be odd times… sometimes you walk into a team room and you see Ro (Rohit) with the analyst just looking at some things and all… he gets those little snippets from the guys,” Jayawardene said.
“It’s our job to give him that information because out there in the middle it’s a tough place to be as a captain. It’s not easy, I have done that as well. So as long as you are prepared and you are instinctively making those calls and being proactive, that’s all that you can ask from him and Ro is brilliant in that,” he further stated.