Team India opener Rohit Sharma has named former Australia captain Ricky Ponting to be the best coach he has played under. In 2013, Ponting was captain of Mumbai Indians, however he stepped apart after half manner by means of the season and this gave Rohit the chance to take the mantle ahead.
“Very difficult to pick one name because they all bring something or the other to the table. But Ricky Ponting to me was magic. The way he handled the team when he was captain for the first half, and then gave it to me, it takes a lot of guts to do that,” Rohit stated in a dialog with Kevin Pietersen on Instagram Live.
“After that as well, to be as involved as he was, as a member of the support staff, he was helping all the youngsters and guided mine through the captaincy. I got to learn a lot from him. He was a different ball game altogether,” he additional added.
Rohit has been an outstanding captain for Mumbai Indians – he has led the aspect to the title on 4 events in seven years. In 188 IPL video games, he has scored 4898 runs at a formidable common of 31.60.
During the dialog, he additionally described his saddest second. Not getting picked for the 2011 World Cup squad, that was the saddest second because it was occurring in our personal yard, the ultimate was played at my house floor,” he stated.
On being requested why he was not chosen, Rohit gave an trustworthy reply. “It was due to my performances, I was not at my best.”