The fourth and final Test between India and Australia was drawn on Monday and at the press conference afterwards, Rohit Sharma, who has captained only six Tests so far, was asked to analyze his captaincy. He laughed and said “Four Test matches…To accomplish (analysis) what?”. When asked to rate his captaincy, he put things in perspective, especially Test captaincy – he has so far captained two Tests against Sri Lanka and four Tests against Australia.
Rohit also stated that he was still learning the tricks of leadership in the longer format and prefers to keep things simple and not go out of his way to grab attention. He believes in taking the right decisions, for which you need to be calm on the field. He further explained that when leading the team, thinking and taking simple decisions is key as it is a longer format of the game and patience is required.
He is enjoying the experience of Test captaincy, but also knows that there is still more to learn and discover in terms of captaincy in this format of the game. It was evident from his performance during the fourth Test match that there is a lot to improve on. He will certainly use his experiences to elevate his game and he hopes that his understanding increases and he can keep growing as a captain.
Having said all of this, it is safe to say that we are witnessing the beginning of the captaincy journey of Rohit Sharma. He has already achieved a great deal of success in T20 cricket and it will be interesting to see how far he goes in Test cricket. All we can do is wait and watch as Rohit Sharma continues to learn and grow in the longest format of the game.
Overall, Rohit Sharma has shown in the past few Test matches that he is not afraid to take risks and has the confidence and maturity of a skilled captain. For now, Rohit Sharma stands as a mentor and as an example to follow for aspiring cricket captains, who themselves wish to master the art of Test captaincy. With his positive attitude, hard work, and resilience, Rohit is sure to make a mark in Test cricket and do justice to the name he has created for himself in the world of cricket.