Rohit Sharma, the Indian batsman who has rocked the world and gained the name with his consistent shots and brilliant batting techniques, is not a huge fan of long-term plans. Keeping an eye on the effective self-management, Sharma prefers short-term goals and tries to achieve them rather than planning directly big on a long-term basis.
He is a man of action and rules and according to him, he set rules specifically for the nearby matches or series which helps him being focused on a single scenario at a time.
“Setting goals for each series or tournament helps me a lot.” Rohit Sharma says.
Amidst the Coronavirus outbreak, no cricket has been played since months and one yet doesn’t know when the situation will improve. Consequently, Sharma misses going outside and is waiting freakingly to play cricket outdoors.
Rohit Sharma will continue following short-term goals
“In the upcoming years, I hope we get the opportunity to play cricket, as we don’t know when we will play again. Over the years, I’ve realised that long term goals won’t help you in any way, on the contrary, it will add to your pressure and stress.
I have always focused on short term goals which are mainly the next few games in the upcoming 2-3 months – who is it against, what can I do best,” Rohit was quoted as saying on Star Sports’ show Cricket Connected.
He says that we don’t know what we will be playing once the lockdown settles. India have a couple of series and leagues in the near future and nobody knows whether the cricket season in the subcontinent will begin from Australia vs India, IPL, or ICC T20 World Cup. Whatever it goes with, Rohit Sharma will be planning accordingly.
“When we resume playing cricket, we will have to see what’s coming our way – whether it’s T20 World Cup or IPL. We even had a big bilateral series against Australia planned – we will have to analyse and see who we are playing against. Setting goals for each series or tournament helps me a lot and I will continue to follow this method in the future,” he added.