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‘Making the best use of the playing 11 is my focus’: Rohit Sharma

by Jasvinder Singh Nov 30, -0001 • 00:00 AM

Asked how he plans to strategise on his best team combination, Rohit said: "Doing what's best for your team and making the best use of your playing 11 is what I look at. Often it happens that you don't use your playing 11 to their best potential; so my focus is to make sure I do."In the international arena, Rohit is also the first and the only batsman to hit three One-Day International (ODI) double hundreds. He has the highest score in the 50-overs format to his name and his first double was 209 against Australia in 2013Many call him a gifted cricketer but Rohit, who wants to "leave behind a great body of work", says he is not a fan of that tag.

"I'm not a fan of that tag because my abilities are something I've worked very hard to develop. I started off as a bowler. Batting is something I started working on later. Every time I step on to that field, I give it my all and that is what I vow to do till the very end," said the 31-year-oldOn ground he is seen as someone who is very calm and deals with all complications with ease. So is he like that off ground too?"A calm mind is as important as physical fitness in the making of a professional sportsperson. Many people mistake calmness for submissiveness and that couldn't be further from the truth.

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