Indian batsman Suresh Raina has likened Rohit Sharma’s captaincy with former Indian skipper MS Dhoni. Raina has played a lot under the captaincy of MS Dhoni while playing for the national side and the Chennai Super Kings in the IPL. The Uttar Pradesh batsman feels Rohit Sharma’s captaincy is very similar to MS Dhoni.
Dhoni is always known to lead with the calm head and Raina feels Rohit has taken a cue from Dhoni’s book. Meanwhile, MS Dhoni and Rohit Sharma are the most successful IPL captains. Dhoni has led CSK to three titles whereas Rohit is the most successful IPL captain as he has led Mumbai Indians to glory on four occasions.
Rohit Sharma has led with aplomb.
MS Dhoni has led in 174 IPL matches (while leading CSK and Rising Pune Supergiant) in which his team has won on 104 occasions and they have suffered losses on 69 occasions whereas one match has ended in no result. Thus, Dhoni has an impressive win percentage of 60.11 in the IPL.
On the other hand, Rohit Sharma has led Mumbai Indians in 104 matches in which the team has won 60 games and lost 42 whereas two have been tied. Ergo, Rohit has a win percentage of 58.65 in the IPL.
“Rohit’s captaincy is very similar to MSD. The way he does things calmly, the way he motivates people. He is bindaas, he knows that whenever he goes to bat he’ll make runs. So this sort of confidence is there in a player than the rest of the players also pick that up from him this is what I like about Rohit”.
On the other hand, Suresh Raina added he was recently watching IPL 2017 final between Rising Pune Supergiant and Mumbai Indians in which Rohit made some tactical changes. Raina added that Rohit knows how to get the best out of his players and he has been able to successfully do it in the IPL.
Rohit Sharma has done a fine job as a leader.
“I recently saw in that final against Pune, Rohit made some 2-3 great moves as captain of Mumbai.. in crunch situation the way he made changes between overs on a dry wicket, the way he released pressure then created pressure. Watching that you know that he is taking all these decisions himself. Yes, there must be some advice coming from outside but in his mind he knows what to do when. No wonder he has won so many trophies as captain,” Raina said on Sportscreen’s YouTube page.
Rohit has not only done well while leading Mumbai Indians in the IPL but he has stepped up whenever he has been asked to lead the Indian team in the absence of Virat Kohli. It was under Rohit’s captaincy that India had won the Nidahas Trophy and the Asia Cup. Rohit has an impressive record as the team has won 23 out of the 29 matches, in which he has led.
In fact, many cricket pundits believe that Rohit Sharma should take over the captaincy bridle for the T20I format from Virat Kohli.