Green played a significant role in the five-times champions’ IPL 2023 campaign. Green scored 452 runs and claimed six wickets under Rohit’s captaincy. I finally got eliminated in qualifying 2.
“The calmness that he (Rohit) has in the middle is so evident,” Green told ICC ahead of the WTC Final against India.
“Obviously he’s been there and done that for 10 years. To be out there with him and talk through a situation has been amazing.
“My role was to try to be aggressive and then obviously he showed ways to do that, whether it was spin attacking, attacking pace, sort of picking your bowler,” the 24-year-old added.
Green joined the Australian squad late and made his first training appearance on Thursday.
While team mates from Mumbai will now be enemies in the WTC final, Green can refer to what he learned from the Indian skipper during the IPL and during their crucial century partnership against Sunrisers Hyderabad in the last match of the IPL championship when they will meet in the red ball showdown.
Preparing for the main clash, Green believes that in-form Virat Kohli will surely pose a big threat.
“Virat Kohli. I think he always tries to be the man who stands up in big moments,” he said.
“A Trial World Championship it’s obviously a huge moment, so I’m looking forward to it.”
Green believes there will be no problem for him to shift gears from the T20 format to Test cricket.
“There’s nothing like Test cricket when you’re out in the middle,” he said.
“Obviously your nerves are very nervous. I think the best players are the best who can handle it.”
(With inputs from PTI)