Australian all-rounder Cameron Green is looking to bring the calmness of Rohit Sharma to his game by having an enjoyable time with Captain India in Mumbai Indians’ dugout in the IPL this year. Green, with 452 runs and six wickets, played a key role in MI’s campaign this season under Rohit despite the five-time champions eventually being knocked out in the second qualifier.
“The calmness that he (Rohit) shows in the middle is so obvious,” Greene told the ICC ahead of the World Testing Championship final against India at The Oval starting on June 7th.
“He has obviously been there and done it for 10 years. Being there with him and just discussing the situation was amazing.
“My role was to be aggressive and then he obviously showed how to do it, whether it was attack spin, attack pace, sort of your bowler’s choice,” the 24-year-old added.
Green made a late move to the Australian national team and made his first appearance in training on Thursday.
While teammates from Mumbai will now be enemies of the WTC Finals, Green can refer to what he learned from the skipper from India throughout the IPL and during their decisive centennial partnership against the Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL final league match when they meet in opposition of red balls.
As he prepares for the showdown, Green believes that in Virat Kohli’s form, he will definitely be a big threat.
Virat Kohli. I think he always tries to be the person who gets back on his feet at the big moments,” he said.
“The World Testing Championship is definitely a big moment, so I’m looking forward to it.” Green believes it will not be a problem for him to switch from T20 format to Test cricket.
“There’s nothing better than test cricket when you’re in the middle,” he said.
“Obviously, your nerves are on edge. I think the best players are the ones who can handle it.”
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