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Rohit is an instinctive leader, but gathers information as well says Mahela Jayawardene

Mumbai Indians' coach Mahela Jayawardene and captain Rohit Sharma during a press conference in Mumbai on April 2, 2017. (Photo: IANS)

Mumbai Indian’s head coach, Mahela Jayawardene on Monday said that apart from being an instinctive leader, Rohit Sharma’s biggest strength is that he gathers a lot of information before leading Mumbai Indians on to the pitch in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

Jayawardene has guided them to their record fourth title in 2019 when they beat Chennai Super Kings in the final.

“He is an instinctive leader for sure. But at the same time Rohit gathers a lot of information as well, I think that’s his strength,” Jayawardene said on Sony Network for their show Pit Stop on their Instagram page.

“We also don’t have long meetings. Yes we have certain meetings because that has to be a planning you can fall back to when things are not going well.

“But Ro(hit) does get a lot of information and he likes to know things. He uses that out there in the middle. That’s how he reacts and all that.

“Even though everyone thinks he is instinctively making those calls, that information is there. It can be odd times…sometimes you walk into a team room and you see Ro with the analyst just looking at some things and all…he gets those little snippets from the guys.

“It’s our job to give him that information because out there in the middle it’s a tough place to be as a captain. It’s not easy, I have done that as well. So as long as you are prepared and you are instinctively making those calls and being proactive, that’s all that you can ask from him and Ro is brilliant in that,” said the 43-year old.

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