Vastavam web: Amid all the discussion regarding whether players should take part in the Indian Premier League (IPL) ahead of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup or not, Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma believes that playing in the IPL ahead of a big tournament helps players to get back in form. “I feel that the guys who played the IPL and go to play in those big tournaments right after that, they are very much in touch with their game. Before IPL if they were not in good form, this is the time they can get in form,” Sharma told reporters on Saturday.
“There have been instances in the past, that in 2013, we played IPL and then we went on to play Champions Trophy and we won the Champions Trophy,” he added. “Hardik is the best example, he did not have a good time a few months before the IPL started, he was injured and missed a few games as well. But he has done tremendously well for us in terms of batting and bowling,” Sharma said.