The Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma is keen on working on his fitness to improve his lower body and recover completely from the hamstring issues he has been facing. Rohit had missed a lot of action during the last IPL due to injury concerns and took part in the important matches alone.
He had also missed the first few tests against Australia but got ready in time for the third test. Ever since that, he has been performing really well for India in all the formats and will be looking to take his form into the IPL for the Mumbai Indians also. He is the most successful captain in the IPL and under his leadership, Mumbai has gone on to win five IPL titles.
“There’s A Lot Of Maintenance Work That I Have To Keep Doing” – Rohit Sharma
Rohit has stressed about the fact that he will have to work on fitness a lot and recover completely from the hamstring issues he had faced in the last IPL. He spoke about the fitness session ahead of the Kolkata game reaping a lot of benefits among the team in the past and it has been helping them to stay fitter and get that one step ahead of the opponents.
“Maintaining what I have built up in the last three or four months. Obviously, I was injured during the last IPL. So there’s a lot of maintenance work that I have to keep doing just to maintain my lower body, hamstring and stuff like that.
“Exactly that is something we take a lot of pride in. We want to keep putting in that effort whether we win the game, lose the game, it doesn’t matter. For us, what matters is the preparation.
“It is great to see some of the fast bowlers who played in yesterday’s game come out and do the fitness drills, which is always nice. That’s what MI always takes pride in. Putting that extra yard in, that’s why we get the results in our favour,” Rohit Sharma said.
Rohit Sharma Shares The Team Bonding
Rohit Sharma expressed his happiness over the team bonding in the franchise and explained how they do the small things together to allow everyone to mingle. He also added about the team having a lot of chat about the game played or game going to be played which brings a lot of perspectives into the middle.
“A lot of players getting involved in whatever it is. Whether it is going outside and playing a game, whether it is doing fitness, whether it is attending meetings. We try and do that with a group of players.
“There is a lot of interaction especially about the game that is played or the game that is about to come. Just to keep that bonding going,” Rohit Sharma stated.
Mumbai’s next game will be up against the Kolkata Knight Riders on Tuesday evening.