Rohit Sharma says he’s willing to give captain Virat Kohli all the support he needs as India target T20 World Cup glory.
India’s limited-overs vice-captain has been rested for the current T20I series with Sri Lanka but is already looking forward to this year’s tournament in Australia.
Sharma believes he can continue to step up to the leadership support role left by the on-going absence of MS Dhoni.
“Of course, I am always willing to help, and willing to give my inputs of what I feel about the game, about the players, about the team combination,” he said in an interview with Hindustan Times.
“I have been named vice-captain, so it is my duty to keep an eye on all the players, see what they are doing, what is required for the team, what is the best we can do as a team so that we can win games and tournaments.”
Sharma thinks India are still a work in progress ahead of T20 World Cup
The former World Cup winner also said there is still work to be done for India to be ready for Australia 2020.
He added: “It is a long way from the World Cup. We are preparing for that, a lot of guys are getting ready for that. (It) means there are a lot of spots we need to fill.
“It is a work in progress. Anyway, the 15-20 guys we have are all really good and have performed really well and are very confident. It is just about doing what we need to do in Australia and then try and win that World Cup.”
Sharma is set to return to the side when India host Australia for a three-game ODI series from January 14.
That will be followed by India’s trip to New Zealand at the end of January for five T20Is, three ODIs and two Test matches.