Rohit Sharma’s captaincy is very similar to MS Dhoni: Suresh Raina – Times of India

Rohit Sharma’s captaincy is very similar to MS Dhoni: Suresh Raina – Times of India

NEW DELHI: India’s limited-overs deputy

Rohit Sharma

‘s style of leadership has often been seen as completely different from skipper

Virat Kohli

‘s style and has often been compared to that of former India skipper

Mahendra Singh Dhoni

. And

Suresh Raina

believes that Rohit’s calmness and ability to motivate players makes him very similar to Dhoni.

“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 then the rest of the players also pick that up from him … this is what I like about Rohit.

“I recently saw in that final against Pune, Rohit made some 2-3 great moves as captain of Mumbai.. in crunch situations 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.

Middle-order batsmen often talk about getting comfortable at a position, but Raina said that he never questioned his batting position or why he was shuffled in the order with Dhoni.

“No, I never questioned him about it. I remember during the 2015 World Cup he sent me higher up the order to bat and I got 70-80 odd in that game. Later that evening I asked him, how and why did you think of sending me that high up and

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