The Indian cricket team has been a force to reckon with over that past few years and there is no bilateral series in which they don’t go in as favourites. In fact, if one glances through Virat Kohli led India’s record in bilateral series, they are the best team in the world. This is even reflected in the rankings as the men in blue are number one in Tests and number 2 in ODI rankings.
However, somehow when it comes to world events, Indians start well and then slip up either in the semis or finals. This is a problem that would be haunting the Virat Kohli-Ravi Shastri combine and they would want to resurrect it. Vice-captain Rohit Sharma who knows a thing or two about winning titles as he has led Mumbai Indians to 4 IPL wins, believes that the team has tended to peak too early.
In a chat with Jemimah Rodriguez and Smriti Mandhana, Rohit said that Team India should follow the Mumbai Indians example who tend to start slow and gradually gain momentum. The Mumbai Indians skipper said “Team India should play ICC events like Mumbai Indians plays IPL – (lose a few at the start and continue winning all the games till the end of the tournament) to climb the points table gradually and eventually win the tournament.”