Former India batsman VVS Laxman has lavished praise on Rohit Sharma for his captaincy, saying he is ‘mighty impressed’ with the Mumbai star’s skills as a leader.
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Rohit Sharma once again proved his captaincy credentials by leading India to a thumping 3-0 win over reigning World T20 champions Windies. Before the start of the series, Windies held a 5-2 win-loss ratio over India. However, stats and history counted for little as Rohit led from the front to guide India to series win over the reigning World T20 champions.
India won the first game by five-wicket before winning the second by 71 runs. Rohit, who had failed to get going in the series-opener, scored a sublime unbeaten ton in the second game. In doing so, he became the first player to score for T20I centuries. He also surpassed Virat Kohli to become India’s leading run-scorer in T20Is.
In the third T20I, Windies managed to give India a run for their money but still ended up on the wrong side of the result.
The latest exploit has only enhanced Rohit’s reputation as captain. He first led India during last year’s home series against Sri Lanka. Rohit had led India to series win over Sri Lanka in both ODIs and T20Is. He then guided the team to title in the Nidahas Trophy. The Mumbai star then captained the team to a historic seventh Asia Cup title before the latest series win.
And just like many, VVS Laxman is also very much impressed by Rohit’s captaincy..
“I was again mightily impressed with Rohit’s captaincy. He is becoming a semiregular at the job, especially in T20 cricket, and handled his troops admirably. He is proactive on the field and has clear plans, but isn’t afraid to improvise,” Laxman wrote in his column for TOI.
Laxman further pointed out that Rohit is beating beautifully despite the added responsibility. Rohit finished the T20I series as the second highest run-getter with 121 runs behind Shikhar Dhawan.
“He also continued to bat beautifully, and his fourth T20I hundred in Lucknow was one for the ages. I have seen few batsmen combine power and elegance with such nonchalance,” Laxman added.