Led by Hardik Gujarat Titans The team has been named captain of the Indian team for the two-match T20 International series against Ireland starting here on Sunday, to win the IPL title in its first season earlier this year.
And the dashing all-rounder said he believes in owning the field.
“Even before, I loved being responsible and now it’s the same but now it’s a little more responsible. I always believed I did better when I took responsibility,” Hardick said during a virtual press conference on the eve. The first T20I.
“If I can own my own things and make my own decisions, it tends to get stronger. Cricket is a game, it’s very important to stay strong in situations.
“I was always given the responsibility and I took it and that’s why I became better. While captaining I will see how I can give each player equal responsibility and give them the ability to fight situations,” he added.
Playing under two amulet captains in Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Virat Kohli has taught Hardik a lot about leadership qualities, but he said that every captain has his own style.
“Obviously I have taken a lot from them (Dhoni and Kohli) but at the same time I want to be myself. Obviously my understanding of the game is different but I have taken a lot of good vibes from them.
“I’m not instinctive, but I see the situation more than going to my gut. At what point, what decision does the team need, I focus on it instead of going to my gut. The gut always goes 50-50,” he said. .