Indian captain Rohit Sharma has time and again applauded for backing younger players, especially when they are under the pump. A recent example was during the fourth T20I against West Indies when Avesh Khan was getting hammered by the home batters. A suggestion to cut down the pace did wonders for the right-arm quick who eventually ended up with figures of 2/17 in four overs, helping the visitors take an unassailable 3-1 lead in the 5-match series.
Rohit’s support helped Avesh to get back on track before it was too late. The bowler from Indore, who was pummelled by the Windies batters in the previous game, ended up being the Player of the Match.
Former India wicketkeeper-batter Parthiv Patel, who has shared the MI dressing room with Rohit, highlighted the Indian captain’s quality of backing his players to the hilt. In his latest YouTube video, Parthiv lauded Rohit’s leadership and explains how he stands out from others.
“I have played under Rohit Sharma’s captaincy at Mumbai Indians and the one thing that stands out is how he backs players who aren’t performing. He is vocal about them even in public and in press conferences, as we saw with the case of Avesh Khan. Rohit backed him even after four failures and he delivered with a Man-of-the-Match performance (in the fourth T20I),” said Parthiv on his YouTube channel.