India’s new Test captain Rohit Sharma said on Wednesday he had no problem playing “all games” in biosecure environments, only taking a break when he felt the need to.
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India’s captain Rohit Sharma addressed workload management, saying he has no problem playing “all games” in biosecure environments and only takes a break when he feels the need to. Rohit’s appointment as Test captain sparked speculation as to whether he can lead India in all formats, but on Wednesday he appeared ready to do so.
“Right now I have no problems and I’m looking forward to playing all the games,” said Rohit ahead of India’s three-game T20 series against Sri Lanka.
“The workload always depends on what happens after that and you take day by day and understand what you’re doing and when a break is needed you take a break and someone else comes along.
“You see how the other guy can step in, what potential he has. It seems okay at the moment,” said the skipper.
According to the skipper, he was happy that the players had a chance to play the Ranji Trophy. Rohit also said pacesetter Mohammed Siraj would be up for pick.
“All I can tell them is that they keep scoring runs and opportunity will come as it did for (Hanuma) Vihari and Shreyas Iyer, Shubhman Gill and all the guys that are part of the Test team now,” said Rohit.
“I know a lot of these guys need to keep scoring runs, you need to keep your head down and keep doing your job. I can tell you that at the moment and that’s all we can expect from you to do.
“All these guys who had the opportunity to play Ranji Trophy, I’m very happy that they could at least play the Ranji Trophy, which is the most critical from their point of view. I hope we see more and more performances in the next two games as well,” added Rohit.
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