Coming back to India’s disappointing performance in ICC tournaments, the captain decided to look at the situation from a different angle: We haven’t crossed the line for a long time. But I believe that if you continue to fulfill all the requirements and do the right things, things will fall into place. We have done a lot of good things over the years. You just sometimes wish luck was around as well. If you look at the last five or six years, we have played steady cricket. We have won everywhere. But yes, winning the championship is more important. Until we win the championship, we will keep fighting for it.
New WTC cycle, new opportunities
As India begin a new WTC cycle on Wednesday, Rohit dismissed the notion that the series against West Indies was unimportant and said it was as important as any other match in the entire cycle.
Every series in which you play for the Indian team is challenging. Be it the first game of the WTC series or the last game of the series. Every game is important. We played two WTC cycles and two finals but we couldn’t win what we wanted to win. But this is a new opportunity, he said.
Skipper also said acclimatization with new players will be a challenge for the team going forward. (It’s) a new team. A lot of new players have come in and they will continue to come in. It will be a separate challenge in this cycle. It’s a good challenge. And to start it against the West Indies – they play well at home. Their