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Rohit Sharma backs BCCI Directive on Domestic Cricket

The Indian skipper Rohit Sharma has backed BCCI’s new directive which suggests that players should participate in the Domestic league when they are off national duty.

Rohit Sharma backs BCCI directive on domestic cricket

BCCI has made a demand that players should prioritize domestic cricket when not on national duty.

Indian captain Rohit Sharma believes that featuring in the domestic tournaments is important which is the core of the game across the country.

“This talk has been going around for a long, long time. When players are available to play domestic cricket – unless they are given certificates from the medical group about rest or injury issues – and they are fit and fine, it is important to go and play domestic cricket,” said Rohit Sharma at the press conference.

Recently, Ishan Kishan and Shreyas Iyer have been suspended from BCCI Central Contracts after they snubbed domestic leagues despite not being on national duty. Many discussions have been made about Iyer, Kishan’s contract termination.

“It’s not for a few cricketers, but for everyone. I watched the Mumbai vs Tamil Nadu Ranji Trophy semifinal and today also, there was an interesting game which Vidarbha won (against Madhya Pradesh).”

“When games like that happen, you see the quality on display and it’s important that we give importance to domestic cricket, which is the core,” Rohit said.

The ongoing test series on the England tour of India 2024 has brought up many youngsters who were impressive during the test and helped the side secure the series win.

Sarfaraz Khan, Dhruv Jurel, and Rajat Patidar were the players who made their debut during the season following their successful outing in domestic tournaments.

“These players are picked because they have the game. They have the talent, they can hold the bat, play a cover drive or a flick. And can bowl well.”

“Once they come here, a little bit of nurturing is necessary because you need to know what weapon to use in what situation. All these things, you get to learn in international cricket.”

“You are here because you have the game, the basic foundation of cricket — whether it is batting or bowling, that you have — but once you are here you have to build on it.”

“And in that, our role is to help them understand a situation, how to react in a certain situation. Only if they are here, they get to learn,” Rohit said.

Despite Patidar’s weak performance, Sarfaraz and Jurel have turned their opportunities into impressive moments to start their international career.

“If you are going out in a certain situation, you are prone to make mistakes. You might play a bad shot in a pressure situation and get out and it might look bad, and the analysis that is done on you might be bad.”

“But in all those things, you have to learn and ensure not to repeat the same mistake in a similar situation again. The way our youngsters have responded, it has worked well for us,” he said.

“But we have to expect that they will make mistakes in the future and we should not overreact when that happens. I think it is important to give them that understanding that these things are normal, it happens.”

“Everyone has done it. It is not like when someone was in a situation and didn’t make mistakes. It has happened. But it is important to learn from those mistakes so that you don’t do it again…”

Coming to the ongoing series, India clinched their series victory 3-1 with one test to be played at Dharamsala. The final test of the England test series will kickstart at 09:30 AM IST on March 07 at HPCA Stadium, Dharamsala.

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