Long-term goals put pressure & stress, I prefer short-term targets: Rohit

Long-term goals put pressure & stress, I prefer short-term targets: Rohit

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New Delhi, May 14 : India cricketer Rohit Sharma has said that he doesn’t believe in setting long-term goals, emphasising that it can put stress and pressure on a player. Star India opener Rohit said he prefers to focus on short-term goals which includes planning and preparing for games in the next two-three months and would continue with the same strategy in future. "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 said on Star Sports' show 'Cricket Connected: Chats'. "Setting goals for each series or tournament helps me a lot and I will continue to follow this method in the future," he added.

In normal circumstances, cricketers would have been currently busy with the Indian Premier League 2020.

However, all the sports persons are now stuck in their houses due to the lockdown, enforced to contain the deadly COVID19 pandemic. The Mumbaikar who has played 224 ODIs and 32 Tests, said considering the situation, they can only wait for action to begin. "I hope we get the opportunity to play cricket, as we don't know when we will play again. When we resume playing cricket, we will have to see what's coming our way - whether it is T20 World Cup or (the) IPL," he said. "We even had a big bilateral series against Australia planned. We will have to analyse and see who we are playing against," he concluded. (UNI)