MS Dhoni is no doubt the best captain of the Indian Premier League (IPL), considering the number of times he has taken Chennai Super Kings (CSK) to playoffs. But Mumbai Indians (MI) captain Rohit Sharma has guided his team to the most number of IPL titles. And in the end, trophies are the ones that are counted as the parameter of the successful captain.
Former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag, after being impressed with Rohit Sharma’s captaincy against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), stated that the MI captain stood just next to Dhoni when it came to successfully lead the team. He lauded Rohit’s understanding of the game and making tactical changes according to the match’s situation.
“I have always been saying that Sharma is the best captain in this tournament (IPL) after Dhoni. The way he understands the game and makes tactical changes is simply outstanding,” Sehwag said in a conversation with sports presenter Gaurav Kapoor on Cricbuzz.
Virender Sehwag impressed with the wise decision of Rohit Sharma:
While chasing the target of 195 runs, Dinesh Karthik and Rana had started the rebuilding process after KKR lost consecutive wickets of the openers. They were going to prove dangerous to MI if they would have stayed longer. But Rohit’s wise decision to send Pollard proved to be the match-winning decision. The Windies proved quite economical and ended up picking one wicket. Sehwag was quite impressed by this bold decision.
“Pollard kept the run-flow in check. Had Rohit Sharma used him against a right-hander, he would have conceded more runs. Pollard usually concedes about 25 runs an over, but that did not happen here,” commented Sehwag.
Mumbai Indians won that match by 49 runs. Rohit Sharma also played a fantastic 80-run knock that won him the Man of the Match.