Mahendra Singh Dhoni is one of the greatest captains to ever play the game. He is also the most successful Indian skipper ever. Indian cricket has managed to achieve new heights under Captain cool.
However, Rohit Sharma is one of the most underrated captains in world cricket. The talented opener has taken over reigns at Mumbai Indians in 2013. During his 7 full seasons as captain for Mumbai Indians, Sharma has managed to win a record 4 IPL titles. This made him the most successful captain in IPL history.
On the other hand, Rohit Sharma also captained India in both ODIs and T20Is in the absence of Virat Kohli. The current Indian skipper Virat Kohli was given rest at regular intervals to ensure his work load is managed across all the three captains.
In the chances he got to captain India, Rohit Sharma once again proved his mettle by helping the team clinch series after series. Such has been his captaincy which led to rumors that he could get chance to captain India full time in either ODIs or T20Is.
Meanwhile, former Indian cricketer Suresh Raina has recently drawn comparisons between MS Dhoni and Rohit Sharma during his podcast with South African cricketer JP Duminy. Suresh Raina said: “I would say that he (Rohit) is the next M.S. Dhoni for the Indian cricket team. 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 gives respect to the dressing room atmosphere, you know you have it all.”
During his recent interaction with fans on a twitter QA session, Rohit was asked about Rain’s comments. Rohit Sharma was quick to dismiss comparisons and praised his former captain MS Dhoni. The 31-year old said that there is no body like Dhoni.
“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.”
Here is the twitter video on Rohit’s answer
— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) August 2, 2020
Both MS Dhoni and Rohit Sharma are the most successful captains in the history of IPL. They will look to add another IPL title to their careers once the mega tournament begins in UAE next month.