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Dubai: Rohit Sharma’s astute captaincy was a reason for India’s T20 Cricket World Cup win in the USA and West Indies. His man-management skills and attention to details are outstanding, that’s something not known outside the dressing room.

Paddy Upton, former mental conditioning coach of the Indian team which won the 2011 World Cup, said Rohit treats everyone from the junior-most player to the most senior player equally.

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Rohit also relies a lot of data. He spends a lot of time with the analysts, looking at the strengths and weaknesses of the rivals, Upton said, adding that’s trait shared by coach Rahul Dravid.

The South African also shed light on Kohli’s decision to retire from the Twenty20 format, saying it was expected. Upton said the Indian team management and board need to move forward and build a team for the future. There are some great talents out there, he added.