'Schedule is hectic, but there’s a real keenness in group to do well': Rohit

18 June,2024 07:52 AM IST |  Bridgetown (Barbados)  |  PTI

“It is going to be a little hectic, but we’re used to this. We travel and play a lot so that’s never going to be an excuse,” the 37-year-old added

Rohit Sharma during a team huddle in New York recently. Pic/Getty Images

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India captain Rohit Sharma conceded that the T20 World Cup's Super 8 stage is going to be a "little hectic," but his players are prepared for the grind as there's a "real keenness" to do "something special".

India will open their Super 8 campaign against Afghanistan on June 20, followed by matches against Bangladesh (June 22, Antigua) and Australia (June 24, St Lucia).
"Once we play our first game, we are going to play the next two in a span of three or four days," Rohit said in a video uploaded by the BCCI.

"It is going to be a little hectic, but we're used to this. We travel and play a lot so that's never going to be an excuse," the 37-year-old added.

The Indian team had an extended practice session on Monday with senior players like Virat Kohli and Rohit spending a lot of time in the nets. "There's a real keenness in the group to go and do something special. That's a good way to start the second stage. It clearly shows that everyone wants to make a difference and we take our skill sessions quite seriously. There is something to achieve in every skill session that you do," Rohit said on the mood inside the dressing room after an undefeated run in the tournament's first phase.

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The Indian team endured hostile batting conditions during the US leg due to the drop-in pitches used by the organisers. Rohit said the ongoing Caribbean leg brings with it a sense of familiarity and his team would look to make the most of it.

"We've seen and played a lot of games here, so everyone understands what one needs to do to get the result in our favour. Everyone is looking forward and are quite excited as well at the same time," Rohit said.

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