Former West Indies fast bowler Curtly Ambrose is impressed by Team India captain Rohit Sharma’s calm demeanour. According to Ambrose, Rohit doesn’t show a lot of emotions even when the Indian team is not doing well, which is a sign of a good captain as well. However, Rohit took over as full-time captain from Virat Kohli last year but under him, India reached the semi-final of the 2022 T20 World Cup and the final of the 2023 World Test Championship as well but they lost on both occasions.
In an interview on Revsportz, Ambrose said: “I do like his style of captaincy. I like his calm demeanour. Even if the team isn’t doing well, he doesn’t show it. He is always very cool and calm, which is very good for a leader. Once he’s got the support of the rest of the team, they are going to be okay. There is added pressure of playing at home, but I believe these guys are experienced enough and are good enough to cope with the pressure. I believe they are going to do well.”
However, India will begin their World Cup 2023 campaign against Australia in Chennai on October 8. Analyzing Team India’s chances during the upcoming ODI World Cup at home, he stated that there will be plenty of pressure of expectations as well.
“The World Cup is being played in India. No other cricket nation knows the condition better in India better than India. So, that is a start. However, they still have to play and play well because all other cricketing nations have toured India before. They know the conditions as well, so home advantage is not something you can take for granted because if you don’t play well you can lose,” the 59-year-old said.“India will have to play well and, playing at home, there is a certain element of pressure because the whole Indian population expects India not only to do well but to win the World Cup on home soil,” Curtly Ambrose concluded.