Sehwag rates Rohit as the best captain of IPL after Dhoni

Former India opener Virender Sehwag has
rated Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma as the best captain in the history of Indian premier League IPL the best captain in the after CSK skipper MS Dhoni. Sehwag heaped praise on the presence of mind of Rohit during the games as Mumbai Indians picked a 49-run win against Kolkata Knight Riders in their last match.

Sehwag rates Rohit as the best captain of IPL after Dhoni

“I have always been saying that Rohit Sharma is the best captain in this tournament after MS Dhoni. The way he understands the game and makes tactical changes, it’s simply outstanding,” said Sehwag in an interview with Gaurav Kapur on Cricbuzz.

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Sehwag heaped praise on Rohit for continuing bowling changes during the match acrroding to the movement of batsmen. He praised for introducing Kieron Pollard into the attack when Dinesh Karthik and Nitish Rana had just started to build partnership.

“Had there been any other captain instead of Rohit in the game against Kolkata, he would’ve used Krunal Pandya against Nitish Rana move that would’ve backfired,” Sehwag added.

“Instead, Rohit put Pollard up against Rana and the West Indian kept the run-flow under check. Pollard’s timing also has to be noticed here. Had Rohit brought him against a set right-hander, he would’ve conceded more runs. Usually, Pollard concedes around 25 rouns in an over, but that wasn’t the case this time,” he added.

Former India cricketer Ajay Jadeja echoed Sehwag’s views and termed Rohit pretty similar to Dhoni.

“Rohit put his best bowlers right at the start against Sunil Narine and didn’t let him open his hands. This is where the captaincy makes all the difference. In case of KKR, Dinesh Karthik did the opposite by keeping Cummins in reserve,” said Jadeja.

“While Rohit believes in dictating the play with his captaincy, Karthik found himself adjusting to the momentum of the game. In this aspect, Rohit is very similar to Dhoni,” Jadeja added.

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