CHENNAI: Chairman of BCCI Roger Binny On Friday, he declined to compare current skipper Rohit Sharma’s captaincy with Kapil Dev and Mahendra Singh Dhoni, saying each of them had a different way of leading the national team.
“Rohit is an experienced player. He has played so many matches and been in so many situations. Everyone has a different approach. Dhoni is totally different, you can’t compare him, Kapil or Gavaskar. Everyone has a different way of they operate,” he said.
Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the 90th annual Tamil Nadu Cricket Association day here, the former Indian cricketer said if the first players gave a good start there was a better chance that the team wins games.
“The power play is one of the important areas. I think the first players have to give us a good start. If we get that good start, there’s a better chance of winning. Any team is comfortable for sue, she’s not happy to strike first.
“Most teams prefer to chase the total because the wickets are such, it gets slower and slower as the game goes on,” Binny said in response to a question about what the approach should be. batters during the power play.
Regarding a number of Indian players like ace pacer Jasprit Bumrah injuries lately, he said: “We just want to know why they’re getting injured. What’s the reason for it. We can’t stop it. We need to know if it’s an overload, if the players are out of shape and their drill needs to be changed.
“A lot of players get injured in training. It’s not a good thing,” he added.
Regarding the women’s IPL which is due to start next year, Binny, who recently took charge of BCCI, said, “Everything was in place and they had to organize the auction.
“Even the franchises have also come. Now we just have to sit down and finally do the auction. The thought process is that we will have five foreigners instead of four. This will be the extra addition to the IPL. We we haven’t finalized yet…it will be done in January,” he added.
Asked about the Indian teams that have done well in ICC events over the years but couldn’t win them, Binny said that they (the teams) have done well, reaching the quarter-finals and the semi-finals.
“I hope it’s an exception (the team that wins the ongoing T20 World Cup in Australia. We’ve been close…have reached the quarter-finals, semi-finals and final. In the T20 cricket, we have to be good on the given day…” he added.
On the possibility of India visiting Pakistan in the future, he said, “BCCI had no say in the matter and it was up to the government to decide.”
Speaking at the ceremony earlier, Binny praised the TNCA for providing quality infrastructure and facilities for cricketers and said it was probably the best run association in the country.
He awarded prizes to players who shone at different levels.

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