Former India cricketer Aakash Chopra feels Rohit Sharma’s leadership qualities have a close resemblance to those of Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s. Meanwhile, Rohit Sharma is the frontrunner to take up the T20 captaincy for India, after Virat Kohli announced his decision to step down from the post following the T20 World Cup, later this year. The opening batsman is Virat Kohli’s deputy in the white-ball format has led India in 19 T20Is.
In a video shared on Aakash Chopra’s Youtube channel, the former India cricketer drew similarities between Rohit Sharma and MS Dhoni’s brand of captaincy and also pointed out the differences.
“Rohit Sharma has a close resemblance to MS Dhoni’s brand of captaincy when you talk about his ability to read the game. Where you find them slightly different is that Dhoni allows the game to simmer at times while Rohit Sharma tries to control the game a little more.”
Aakash Chopra also added that Rohit Sharma is a respectable figure in the Indian team, and has been a very good captain. He said,
“There is no doubt that Rohit Sharma’s captaincy will be very good. The team is going to rally around him. His equation with other team members is extremely beautiful, there is a lot of respect for the captain, which should be there, for who he is and the runs that he scores.”
Rohit Sharma reads the game very well: Aakash Chopra
Rohit Sharma is the most successful captain in the Indian Premier League. He has led the Mumbai Indians to five IPL championships. Rohit also has a win percentage of 78.94 in T20Is. Aakash Chopra opined that Rohit Sharma reads the game well and is always ahead of the game. He said
“Rohit Sharma brings a huge amount of experience to the table. He has a clever brain, I am a fan of his brain. He reads the game very well, he is two-three steps ahead of the game.”
“If you see a T20 or ODI match, you will find that when the eighth over is being bowled, Rohit’s brain is thinking about the 12th over. Because of that, he knows how to take full advantage of the resources,” Chopra signed off.
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