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As captain, I try and stay ahead of the game – Rohit Sharma IPL 2017

As captain, I try and stay ahead of the game- Rohit Sharma

IPL 2017 -At a time when Mumbai Indians beat Gujarat Lions on Sunday, they became the first team in VIVO IPL 2017 to register four wins a row.

There has been so much focus on your batting, but the aspect that has been overshadowed is your captaincy. You were brilliant against teams with explosive batting line-ups like RCB and GL.

I have done a lot of homework about my captaincy. You don’t have the same players every year, so your thinking has to change. We do a lot of work behind the scenes. We discuss a lot of match-ups and how we need to come up against a particular opposition. I am really happy that guys are putting their hand up and taking on the responsibility of finishing the game.

The captain is as good as his team and without the support and the performance of the players, it is not possible. A lot of credit goes to my bowlers and the fielders as well. Whatever we have asked from the guys, they’ve gone out there and delivered. It makes it easier when things fall into place.


As captain, I try and read the game. I try and stay ahead of the game by two overs. In this format, you have to be proactive to make those decisions.

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