“Rohit (Sharma) will definitely be a key guy for Virat. He will be the key for Virat. He is very dangerous. Of course, Virat too. He (Rohit) can execute plans under pressure. He has the ability to absorb pressure and tackle pressure situations, “Hauritz told TimesofIndia.com in an exclusive interview.
Under the leadership of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, India had won the inaugural edition of the World Cup T20 in South Africa in 2007 and the Men in Blue, in their new jerseys, will aim to win their second title with Kohli, who is chasing his first ICC senior trophy as captain. India had defeated Pakistan in the 2007 summit clash.
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In the 2014 edition, India had reached the final, under the captaincy of Dhoni, but lost to Sri Lanka by six wickets in the final in Dhaka.
Kohli has already announced that he will resign from the T20I captaincy after this edition of the T20 World Cup and the Indian captain would like to close out the tournament by winning the coveted trophy.
Hauritz, who played 17 events, 58 ODI and 3 T20I from 2004 to 2011 for Australia, feels that Virat has a chance to finish his ICC senior trophy at the World Cup this time.
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“Yes, definitely. Virat has been an incredible leader. We have seen him all over the world.”
“It is not the leader’s responsibility to just take care of the team on the battlefield, he is the person responsible for moving the troops and making decisions. At the same time, he is responsible for the other 10 cricketers and what they are doing, already be it “Batting, bowling, or fielding. It is your job to bring out the best in them in the day. There are many opportunities for Virat to win an ICC trophy in his cabinet, “Hauritz said.
India will open its ICC World T20 campaign against archrivals Pakistan on October 24 at Dubai International. Cricket Stadium on stage Super-12.