Ravi Shastri, support staff has made a lot of difference to this Indian team: Rohit Sharma

Rohit said even though sixes from his willow are pleasing to the eyes of the viewers, a lot of effort goes into doing so.

Ravi Shastri, support staff has made a lot of difference to this Indian team: Rohit Sharma

New Delhi: India's limited-overs opener Rohit Sharma, who has been in sublime form since the start of this new year, has hailed current team director Ravi Shastri and the other support staff for the success of the Indian team.

Speaking to The Times of India, Rohit said, "The support staff and individuals like Ravi Shastri have made a lot of difference to this side.They've given us the space to go out there and express ourselves.A lot of credit goes to Sanjay Bangar as well. He's been doing a lot of work behind the scenes, spending lot of time with batsmen, creating a positive environment."

Rohit is often hailed for his ability to dispatch short balls over the ropes. The right-hander said that it even though it's pleasing to the eyes of the viewers, a lot of effort goes into doing so.

"Yeah, I know. That's what they keep saying. But a lot of work goes into it. It's a result of experience and a lot of effort that's been put in to improve as a batsman. In any sport, nothing comes easy. No matter how tal ented you are or naturally gifted you are, there's no substitute to hard work if you got to maintain standards," the Mumbaikar said.

The 28-year-old hit two centuries in what was a magnificent ODI series for him against Australia lately and followed it up with scores of 31, 60 and 52 in the three-match T20I series which India won 3-0.

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