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Critics are like girlfriends, they never stop thinking about you, says Rohit Sharma

Ask about the much-anticipated England series starting in the last week of this month, Rohit said mentally, he has started preparing but is not losing sleep over it. (IE Photo by Partha Paul) Talking about the England series starting in the last week of this month, Rohit said mentally, he has started preparing but is not losing sleep over it. (IE Photo by Partha Paul)
Press Trust of India | New Delhi | Posted: June 5, 2014 6:29 pm | Updated: June 5, 2014 6:39 pm

recently-concluded IPL, Rohit seemed quite content with the performance after an indifferent start to the season losing five matches on a trot in the UAE.

“As a skipper, I am extremely proud of my team. It took a lot of self belief to make a comeback after a poor UAE leg. If I am asked, I would say it was a satisfying journey during this year’s IPL. May be we fell short in the Eliminator but the effort was never lacking,” the MI skipper said.

Having successfully opened for India in the shorter formats, didn’t he himself harm his chances of getting good scores by dropping down the order, he replied, “You can’t lead a team for selfish reasons. Yes, I got lesser number of balls to play, but such was the combination that the team needed me at that crucial No. 4 position.

“Also once Lendl Simmons came in the playing XI, we did reasonably well at the top and I didn’t want to tinker with the combinations for my own selfish reasons. You don’t play cricket like that,” he said.

An avid football fan, Rohit is ready to stay wide awake in the coming days as World Cup football starts.

“Even if I have practice next morning, I am not missing out on World Cup. Not for anything in this world. I would be rooting for Spain once again,” said Rohit.

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