Michael Vaughan said that Virat Kohli is still adjusting as a T20 skipper while compatriot Rohit Sharma is calm and has got a better plan to play T20. Reports were doing the rounds that Rohit Sharma is set to take over as India’s T20I captain after the conclusion of 2019 ODI World Cup. However, the selection committee resisted the move and instead backed the 31-year-old Virat Kohli by retaining him as full-time captain for the Men in Blue.
Rohit Sharma continues to give intense competition to Virat Kohli for the limited-overs captaincy due to his knack of being calm, using his bowlers wisely and having four IPL titles under his belt which is the most by a captain in the tournament history as opposed to Virat Kohli’s none.
Michael Vaughan: Rohit Sharma Is Very Smart As Leader While Virat Kohli Is Still Trying To Find Feet
Before the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) under Virat Kohli faced Rohit Sharma-led Mumbai Indians (MI), in match number 10 of IPL 2020 edition, former England cricketer and ex-skipper Michael Vaughan opened up on who is a better T20 captain among the two greatest stars of Indian cricket.
In this regard, Vaughan told Gaurav Kapoor in Cricbuzz, “Incredible cricketers. Two greats of the game Rohit Sharma for me is a magnificent T20 captain. He is a little bit calmer and a little bit cooler. He is very smart as a leader. I think in T20 cricket, I think he has got a better plan on how to play the game. I still feel Virat is still trying to find his feet in how to play as a leader in T20 cricket.”
Michael Vaughan credited both for being outstanding leaders but rated Rohit Sharma ahead of Virat Kohli at least in T20 cricket. Michael Vaughan said that Rohit Sharma is very smart as a leader and has got a better plan in T20s.
While Virat Kohli has a win% of 47.22 as captain of RCB, Rohit Sharma has a record of 58.89%. Virat Kohli has led RCB to 50 victories in 112 matches. Rohit Sharma has led Mumbai Indian to 61 victories in 106 matches. Rohit Sharma has led India to 16 wins losing only 4 out of 20 matches he captained in T20Is. Virat Kohli, on the other hand, has lost 11 and won 22 in T20Is out of 37 matches captained while 2 were tied and 2 abandoned.
Ajay Jadeja Praises Rohit Sharma For Being A Tactical Captain
Earlier, India’s former middle-order batsman Ajay Jadeja had also lavished praise on Rohit Sharma for being a tactical captain whereas he maintained that Virat Kohli is a good leader of men. Talking about the RCB and MI rivalry, the two heavyweight teams have met each other on 25 occasions in the cash-rich league.
Out of the 25 matches, MI hold a superior record against the particular opposition, beating them on 16 instances and losing 9. In last year’s IPL season, the defending champions Mumbai Indians emerged on top of RCB on both the occasions. But RCB won against MI in IPL 2020 via Super Over after scores were tied at 201 after stipulated 20 overs of play.