Rohit Sharma responds to Raina’s remarks on ‘next MS Dhoni’
Indian batsman Suresh Raina recently made bold claim about Indian opener Rohit Sharma. The batsman termed Rohit Sharma as the next ‘MS Dhoni’ due to his capabilities as a captain. Meanwhile, Raina has played under Dhoni and Rohit in his career. He played with Dhoni at CSK and with Rohit at the 2018 Nidahas Trophy.
“I would say he is the next MS Dhoni for the Indian cricket team,” Raina 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.
After the comment came into being, Rohit was then asked about those comments by Raina. He was also asked how his captaincy differs from others. The Mumbai Indians skipper stated that Dhoni is one of a kind and ‘nobody can be like him’.
“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 said in a video on Twitter.
With one more Title than Dhoni, Rohit is the most successful IPL captain in history with 4 titles. The two players face each other in the IPL with both their teams regularly fighting it out with each other in the finals. Last year, Rohit’s Mumbai India defeated Dhoni’s CSK in nail-biting final.
Both the players will now face each other in the 2020 season of the IPL which starts from September 19. Meanwhile, Rohit has also captained Team India a couple of occasions. He has an 80% win percentage after leading his team to victory in 8 matches.