Sanjay Bangar lauds Rohit Sharma’s qualities as captain

Team India’s emphatic 243 run victory over South Africa helped them extend their winning streak to a stunning 8 wins on the trot. This victory also ensured that India would qualify to the semi-finals as table toppers in the league stage. Looking ahead to the team’s final league match against Netherlands in Bengaluru, ex-Indian cricketer and Star Cast Sanjay Bangar spoke exclusively ahead of India’s final league stage game against Netherlands. He discussed about Rohit Sharma’s USP as a captain.

Speaking Exclusively to Star Sports show “Follow the Blues”, Sanjay Bangar speaking on Rohit Sharma’s USP as a captain, he said:

“I believe his USP is that he’s backed the players who were injured and low on confidence. Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Jasprit Bumrah these 3 players were making comebacks after injury, and they were given the confidence that they were a part of this team, and that the team believes in their abilities, and that they would get opportunities. When any captain says this, it’s above everything for a player. Another captain who did something similar is Saurav Ganguly, when he identified Harbhajan Singh, Virender Sehwag, Zaheer Khan and Ashish Nehra. So, this is one fantastic contribution by Rohit Sharma as a captain.”

Team India next face Netherlands on November 12 in their last league game of the ongoing World Cup. After that, India are set to play semi-final 1 against fourth-placed team in the points table. India would try to ensure that they maintain their rhythm in the knockouts as well. Rohit Sharma and his men would be keen on giving their best to end India’s ICC Trophy drought of 10 years now.

Apart from India, South Africa and Australia have also qualified for the semi-final of World Cup 2023 while the fourth spot is yet to be decided with several teams in contention.