'I enjoyed every moment playing under him' - Rohit Sharma heaps praise on Virat Kohli

Rohit Sharma also added that Virat Kohli led the Indian team with a lot of grit.

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Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli. (Photo Source: BCCI)

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Rohit Sharma has replaced Virat Kohli as the new skipper of the Indian ODI side. Sharma is now the captain of the ‘Men in Blue’ in limited-overs cricket, with Kohli stepping down as the captain in the T20I format as well.

And now, Sharma has opened up on the legacy left behind by his predecessor Kohli. The ‘Hitman’ opined that Kohli has put the team in such a situation that there is no looking back now. Adding that Kohli led the Indian team with a lot of grit, Sharma opined that all the players had a wonderful time playing under the leadership of Kohli.

“He’s put the team in a situation where there’s no looking back. Those five years that he’s led the team, he led from the front every time we stepped onto the park. Yeah, there was clear grit and determination to win every game.

That was the message to the entire squad and we had a great time playing under him. Obviously, I have played a lot of cricket with him together, I have enjoyed each and every moment and I’ll still continue to do that,” said Sharma in a video released on BCCI.tv.

Our focus as a team will be to get better: Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma also added that the Indian side will be looking to get better as a team, and concluded by stating that this will be the goal of the entire squad under his leadership.

“We need to get better as a team, get better as individuals. That’ll be the focus of not just me but the entire squad moving forward. And that’s what we’ll be looking forward to, you know, keep getting better and make sure [we know] how we can get better as a team,” concluded Sharma.

Rohit Sharma has also been named as the vice-captain of the Indian Test side as well. India’s tour of South Africa will begin with the Boxing Day Test match between the two outfits on 26th December 2021.