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Rohit Sharma Gives Advice To Suryakumar Yadav And Ishan Kishan
By CricShots - Mar 11, 2021 10:59 am
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The Indian deputy skipper, Rohit Sharma is of the opinion that the newcomers Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan shouldn’t be thinking about a lot of stuff – he wants the duo to just have fun on the field. Suryakumar received his maiden call-up to the Indian squad along with Ishan and Rahul Tewatia for the upcoming five-match T20I series against England, scheduled to be commencing on Friday. Rohit has seen Suryakumar and Ishan closely as he leads the duo in the Mumbai Indians (MI).

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Suryakumar Yadav practicing in Indian nets

Talking about the same as per the quotes in ANI, Rohit Sharma said, “I have realised that it’s important for them to come here and be part of this set-up which the team has and the team has tasted success for all these years. I just want them to be having fun and understanding what this team is all about. Keeping in mind that this is the first time that they have been selected into the squad, they will be nervous, they will be thinking about performances and all that.”

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He further added, “It is important for people like me and some senior members of the coaching staff to tell them it is just another team that you have got to be a part of. I think it is important for them to just have fun, relax and be part of this wonderful set up first and when the opportunity comes… I am sure these guys have done well especially last year and it is about carrying that form and putting it out here.”

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Rohit Sharma and Surya Kumar Yadav

Talkin further on Suryakumar and Kishan, Rohit said that the newcomers will be challenged but that is the reality of international cricket. He feels that the seniors need to tell the youngsters to have the right mindset and tell them about the challenges that lie ahead.

Elaborating the same, Rohit Sharma said, “There is no time for rehearsal, you have to be at it. It does not matter which opponent you are playing, you are wearing the national jersey, it is important for us to win the series and do our best. (We are) Not thinking too far ahead, it is about being present in the moment and the future will take care of itself. But there is no time for rehearsal here and we need to have the mindset of winning each and every game.”

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The upcoming five-match T20I series against England will help India get perfect practice before the T20 World Cup which is scheduled to be taking place in October-November this year in India.

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