Green, who accounted for 452 runs and six wickets, played a key role in MI’s campaign this season under Rohit’s captaincy, even though the five-time champions were eventually knocked out in Section 2.
The composure he (Rohit) shows in the middle is so obvious, Green told ICC in an interview ahead of the World Test final against India on the Oval, which begins June 7.
Obviously, he’s been there and done that for 10 years. To be there for him and just discuss the situation was amazing.
My role was to be aggressive, and then he obviously showed me how to do it, whether it was a back attack, a tempo attack, kind of a bowler’s choice, the 24-year-old added.
Green joined the Australian national team late and made his first appearance at practice Thursday.
While his Mumbai teammates will now be opponents in the WTC final, Green can use what he has learned from the India skipper throughout the IPL and during their crucial century partnership against Sunrisers Hyderabad in the last IPL league game when they meet in a red-ball clash.
Preparing for the crucial match, Green believes the in-form Virat Kohli will definitely pose a big threat.
Virat Kohli. I think he’s always trying to be the guy who’s going to be on his feet in crucial moments, he said.
The World Test Championship is definitely a big moment, so I’m looking forward to it. Green believes it won’t be a problem for him to move from the T20 format to Test cricket.
There’s nothing like Test cricket when you’re kind of in the middle, he said.
Obviously your nerves are on edge. I think the best players can handle it.