Zitat des Tages von Rohit Sharma:
Once you get past 100, it is all about not making a mistake.
We have a lot of freedom to express ourselves. When you see us playing on the field, I guess you can make that out. This batting unit, especially, is fearless. We want to go out there and achieve the best possible result.
You need to realise that you must have something to aim for, something to drive you.
Every first-class season is important; every game is crucial, irrespective of whether you are in the Indian team or not.
There are things we control - but things that are not in control, no point wasting time and energy into that.
Every time you play for your country, there is responsibility. But when you are captaining, you can say so; you have to lead from the front and make sure the team follows the direction you want them to.
You should not remain in your comfort zone; if you want to make it big, you must challenge yourself, get out of your comfort zone, and succeed in doing well outside of your comfort areas.
To each his own, but my process of preparation is based on conditions, not opposition.
I am not someone like A. B. de Villiers, Gayle, or Dhoni. I don't have that much power. I have to use my brain to manipulate the field and stick to my strength, which is to hit through the lines.
In the IPL, you are often single-handedly responsible for the fortunes of your team. It makes you more responsible as a player.
There will be times in South Africa when we will be challenged as a team. We have to stand up to that.
The only pressure I feel is how I can contribute to help my team win the match. Of course, there is always the pressure to score, but then doesn't it eventually help your team win? Frankly, I don't let these things affect me.
Seeing off the new ball is important for me. I know that once I do that, the only way I could get out could be from my own mistake.
I'm learning from my past mistakes and trying to correct them as I move forward. Experience at the international level has probably taught me what it takes to probably go out there and get a 100 or to build an innings or to win a game.
In international cricket, the core group in most of the teams would remain same. So you know what's expected, but they will operate in different conditions, which is why the homework about conditions is the key.
No matter how talented you are or naturally gifted you are, there's no substitute to hard work if you got to maintain standards.