Ricky Ponting Rates Rohit Sharma As Exceptionally Highly As A Batsman And As A Leader
The former Mumbai Indians (MI) skipper Ricky Ponting recently rated Rohit Sharma as an “exceptionally highly” player as a batsman and leader. Ponting is currently the coach of the Mumbai based Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise and has recently been involved in the question-answer session on Twitter.
Ponting, who was a great international cricketer, was unable to give a consistent performance through his bat or as a leader in IPL. And owing to his consistently dropping form in the game, Ponting was dropped by MI after some matches in the IPL 2013. While he failed to lead the side properly, Rohit Sharma took the captaincy role after his removal from the playing XI.
As for his performances, Rohit is the highest run-scorer for MI. Whereas the year he took the responsibility of the team as a leader, MI won their first IPL trophy. Ever since then MI has won a total of four titles of the cash-rich league, becoming the most successful franchise of the tournament.
Ponting rates Rohit as an exceptionally high player in terms of batsman and leadership
The former Australian skipper and now MI coach recently has been active on his Twitter account and been answering the questions asked by the cricket fans and media personnel. On being asked to rate Rohit Sharma, Ponting replied that he is an exceptionally high cricketer in terms of batsman and leader.
Meanwhile, the Indian opener is the only player in IPL who has been a part of a total of five IPL trophy victories, four being the skipper of Mumbai Indians while one as a player when he was with Deccan Chargers. Nevertheless, his scores and MI performance chart speaks all one needs to know about Rohit’s capabilities.
Posting on his Twitter account Ponting said:
“I rate @ImRo45 exceptionally highly as a batsman and leader. His captaincy record in the IPL speaks for itself“
— Ricky Ponting AO (@RickyPonting) January 12, 2020
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