Anchor has no role in T20 cricket: Rohit
Rohit, India captain across formats, says as a batsman he now wants to do things ‘different’ without worrying too much about the consequences and power-hitting has never been his forte. Rohit told Geo Cinema, “As I see, there is no role for anchors anymore.
Indian captain Rohit Sharma believes that T20 cricket has changed and now there is no role of anchor (batting at one end) in this format. He said that he is thinking about what more he can achieve as a batsman and this change in attitude is also causing him to face failure. Rohit, India captain across formats, says as a batsman he now wants to do things ‘different’ without worrying too much about the consequences and power-hitting has never been his forte. Rohit told Geo Cinema, “As I see, there is no role for anchors anymore.
T20 cricket is played like this these days, unless you lose three or four wickets for 20 runs but that is not going to be the day. And then someone needs to groom the innings and get them to good scores. There is no role for anchors anymore, players are playing the game.” Rohit feels a change in mindset is imperative. He said, “If you don’t change your mindset, you will collapse. On the other hand, people are thinking differently about the game and taking it to the next level.
Rohit said, “All seven batsmen need to play their part, I think if you get a good score it is good but even if you get 10-15 or 30-40 off 20 balls it is good. If you score, it is equally good because you are playing a role for the team. The game has changed.” The Mumbai Indians and India captain said he has played T20 cricket long enough to stick to a particular approach to batting. He said, “I just want to play like that and see what I can do.
I have played this format for a long time and in a certain way but I want to do different things now. Doing this, (if) I get out then (it) doesn’t really bother me. Would love to score runs the way he can. He said, “I know that I cannot match the power of people like Tim David, Kieron Pollard and Cameron Green. He is a powerful hitter, he can hit 100 meters easily.
Rohit also does not believe in hitting sixes of 100 metres. “But my thinking is that if I am getting a six after 65-70 metres, then all I have to do is hit 80 metres. Why do I need to hit the 100m? I will do it if you give eight runs for it. Rohit said, “I will only hit 80 meters because I am getting six runs for it and for that I need to time the ball. I don’t need to hit the ball as hard as other guys do – that’s their strength. My strength is hitting the middle of the bat which we call the sweet spot.
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