New Delhi: It was only after Ricky Ponting stood himself down from the captaincy of Mumbai Indians during IPL VI that Rohit Sharma became the team's captain. It was clearly an inspired call to promote him, and Rohit has now led Mumbai to glory in both the IPL and, on Sunday (October 6), the Champions League Twenty20. Rohit has himself played key knocks to help his team achieve its success.
"It is very important for the captain to lead from the front," he said, after lifting the CLT20 trophy in New Delhi. "For me, that means getting my team into a good position whenever I bat. I am glad that my teammates supported me really well through the tough times. So it wasn't a problem. If you look at MS Dhoni, he has done it so many times, so it's important to take charge and lead from the front."
His job, he said, was not a very tough one either considering the people working in the background. "John Wright has worked with the Indian team for so long, he knows the Indian mentality and how we work. It's easy to work with him, as well as with Anil Kumble, Robin Singh and Jonty Rhodes... they were the ones working behind the scenes on strategies. It's my decision on the field, but they helped a lot," said Rohit.