‘Street smart’ Former Indian pacer compares Rohit Sharma leadership skills with MS Dhoni

‘Street smart’ Former Indian pacer compares Rohit Sharma leadership skills with MS Dhoni

Both Rohit Sharma and veteran MS Dhoni have won 5 Indian Premier League (IPL) trophies so far.

Rohit Sharma nearly ended India’s ICC title drought in the recently concluded World Cup 2023, where they were outclassed by winners Australia in the final. Meanwhile, the former Indian pacer S Sreesanth, who played alongside Rohit Sharma during his initial years, stated how Sharma’s leadership style resembles former skipper MS Dhoni.

Dhoni guided India to the ICC T20 World Cup, World Cup, and Champions Trophy wins during his captaincy tenure, where both Sreesanth and Sharma were members of the 20-overs campaign.

“He’s (Rohit Sharma) a street-smart cricketer and he’s somebody more like Dhoni bhai who doesn’t just get off the scene straight away. Even if the bowling’s not that great, even if the fielding’s not that great he makes sure he backs up the fielders, he backs up the fielders. It’s a great trend. Even in the World Cup, the players who were not playing he was going to them asking for suggestions,” Sreesanth told to Firstpost.

Both Dhoni and Sharma have won five IPL trophies each as captains of Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Mumbai Indians (MI) respectively. Meanwhile, Sreesanth said lauded both Rohit and Dhoni for being available as the players. “Yes, he’s the captain but he’s been there as their brother and been there as their best friend. So it’s very important. So I think that’s one of the best qualities a captain can have,” added Sreesanth.

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