Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma’s Fearless Leadership Style Praised by Sanjay Bangar

13 October, 2023

Former Indian batting coach, Sanjay Bangar, has showered praise on Rohit Sharma for his leadership style that encourages players to express themselves without fear. This comes in the wake of India’s dominant performances in the 2023 World Cup, where they secured back-to-back victories.

Rohit Sharma’s aggressive approach to batting has had a significant impact on the team, as evidenced by his strike rate soaring to 114 since 2022. Under his captaincy, players have been given the freedom to play their natural game without apprehension, and this has yielded positive results. Follow your favourite cricket team with attractive betting odds from Nextbet. 

On the Star Sports program “Follow the Blues,” Sanjay Bangar commented:

“If a player is hesitant to play his shots, then he will never be in a position to play according to his game plan. Rohit has encouraged them to play their shots, and told them at the most what’s going to happen is they are going to get out, nothing else.”

Furthermore, Bangar highlighted that Rohit’s leadership extends to the bowlers as well. He empowers the entire team to overcome their fears and play their natural game, which ultimately results in better performances.

“And if it’s a bowler, the worst is probably he’ll go for a few extra runs. That helps the players to develop a mindset where one can tame their fears, and helps them play their natural game. So he gives them the advantage of believing in themselves, by giving them freedom and backing,” Bangar added.

India’s form in recent times has been exceptional, as they secured victories in the Asia Cup and the ODI series against Australia. Rohit Sharma’s stellar performance in the latest win against Afghanistan included breaking several records, such as becoming the joint-fastest to 1,000 World Cup runs and surpassing Sachin Tendulkar’s record for the most World Cup centuries with seven tons.

Sanjay Bangar also pointed out that the mindset displayed by former opener Virender Sehwag and wicketkeeper-batter Rishabh Pant serves as an example for nurturing match-winners. Both Sehwag and Pant have been known for their aggressive approach to batting, even in Test matches, and Bangar believes that providing such a mindset to more players will result in multiple match-winners in the team.

Rohit Sharma’s fearless leadership has propelled India to a strong position in the World Cup, and the team remains undefeated after their first two games. Their next challenge will be against Pakistan in Ahmedabad on Saturday, October 14. Get free cricket betting tips only on Nextbet Sports.