Mental approach key to South Africa tour: Rohit Sharma

India’s recent series wins will be big morale boosters

Rohit Sharma believes India’s recent series wins will be big morale boosters, but winning in South Africa will require a strong mental approach.

“It’s always important that when you travel overseas, the last series has an impact. The momentum that you generate, the rhythm of the team does give a lot of confidence to the team. But once you go there, how you adapt the skill and the conditions remains the key. Even their fast bowlers will be much different than Sri Lanka’s. Every tour has its own challenges and every team doesn’t have the same bowling attack. When you travel overseas, the skills and mental approach need to be changed, nothing else. You can carry the confidence you have generated from the recent success in the Test, ODI and T20 series, so as a team we are on a high and the confidence will help us in South Africa,” said Rohit after the match.

Rohit was sublime during his century, which he got in 35 deliveries to become the joint-fastest to a 100 in T20 Internationals. He conceded that he lacks strength.

“I know my limitations. I don’t have the strength to hit the ball (far). I rely on timing and try to play with the field. I look to place the ball and find gaps,” said Rohit.

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