A bit hectic but we are ready; eagerness in the group to do something special: Rohit on Super 8

A bit hectic but we are ready;  eagerness in the group to do something special: Rohit on Super 8

BRIDGETOWN (BARBADOS), June 18: India captain Rohit Sharma admits the Super 8 leg of the T20 World Cup will be a “bit hectic” but his players are prepared for the grind as there is “real willingness” among them ” is to do “ something special”.

India opens its 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 will play the next two in a span of three or four days,” Rohit said in a video uploaded by the BCCI.

“It will be a bit hectic, but we are used to it. We travel and play a lot, so that will never be an excuse,” the 37-year-old added.

The Indian team had an extensive practice session on Monday with senior players like Virat Kohli and Rohit spending more time than usual in the nets.

“There is real enthusiasm in the group to do something special. That’s a good way to start the second phase. It clearly shows that everyone wants to make a difference and we take our skills sessions quite seriously,” he said.

“There is something to be achieved in every skill session you do,” Rohit said of the mood in the dressing room after an unbeaten run in the group stages.

The Indian team faced 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 wants to make the most of it.

“We’ve seen a lot of games here, we’ve played a lot of games here. So everyone understands what you have to do to get the result in our favor. Everyone is looking forward to it and quite excited at the same time,” said Rohit.

The Indian team defeated Ireland, Pakistan and USA in the league stage before their final group match against Canada was canceled due to the wet pitch in flood-hit Florida. (PTI)