India batting star Rohit Sharma, on Sunday, reacted to Suresh Raina’s comparison of him with legendary MS Dhoni. Rohit Sharma was interacting with his fans on Twitter through a question-answer session when one of his fans asked him about Raina’s recent comments.
Earlier this week, Raina had lavished praise on Rohit Sharma, saying that the Mumbai star has amazing credentials as captain. The left-handed batsman, who has played under Dhoni for India and in the IPL under CSK and also under Rohit at the 2018 Nidahas Trophy, went on to call the opening batsman the “next MS Dhoni”.
“I would say he is the next MS Dhoni for the Indian cricket team,” Raina had said on The Super Over Podcast. “I have seen him, he is calm, he likes to listen, he likes to give confidence to the players and on top of that, he likes to lead from the front. When the captain leads from the front and at the same time, he gives respect to the dressing room atmosphere, you know you have it all.
“He thinks everyone is a captain. I have seen him; I have played under him when we won the Asia Cup in Bangladesh. I have seen how he gives confidence to young players like Shardul [Thakur], Washington Sundar and [Yuzvendra] Chahal of course,” he added.
Rohit Sharma’s reaction:
Reacting to Raina’s comments, Rohit Sharma said a comparison with Dhoni should not be made as the wicketkeeper-batsman was ‘one of a kind’ and nobody can be like him. Dhoni is the most successful and decorated skipper in the history of Indian cricket.
“Yes, I heard about that comment from Suresh Raina. MS Dhoni is one of a kind and nobody can be like him and I believe comparisons should not be made like that, every individual is different and has his strengths and weaknesses,” Rohit Sharma said.
— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) August 2, 2020
Rohit Sharma has been earning praise from all over for his captaincy. He has proved his captaincy skills in the IPL where he has led Mumbai Indians to a record four IPL titles. In 2018, he also led India to triumphs in the Nidahas Trophy and the Asia Cup.