Rohit Sharma speaks up for the first time after becoming India's ODI captain, sends a message to the team

In an interview with bcci.tv, India’s new white-ball captain, Rohit Sharma, spoke about taking on the new role. Following Virat Kohli’s decision to step down as T20I captain following the conclusion of the T20 World Cup, Rohit was given the job. While selecting the nation’s Test squad for the forthcoming series against South Africa earlier this week, the BCCI also revealed that the opener will take over Kohli’s ODI captaincy.

Rohit stated in a short video broadcast on Twitter by BCCI: “When you play cricket for India, you will always be under a lot of pressure. The pressure will always be present. There will be a lot of discussion about it, whether positive or negative. As a cricketer, it is critical for me to concentrate on my job rather than on what others are saying since you cannot control what others are saying. I’ve said it a million times and will continue to say it.

“This is also the same message to the team, and the team understands that there will be a lot of talk when we play in a high-profile competition. It’s just important that we concentrate on the task at hand, which is to win games and play the way you’re known for. As a result, the conversations outside are irrelevant. What matters more is what we think of each other. You want to foster a strong bond between players, as this would aid us in achieving our objectives.”

India’s next mission will take them to the African country. After three Tests, which begin on December 26, the team will play the same number of ODIs.