Rohit Sharma, on Sunday, reacted to Suresh Raina recent comments in which the latter had compared the right-handed batsman with the legendary MS Dhoni. Earlier this week, Raina had heaped praise on Rohit Sharma the captain and had even called him the ‘next MS Dhoni’ of Team India.
Raina, who has played under Dhoni for India and in the IPL under CSK and also under Rohit at the 2018 Nidahas Trophy, opened up on the Mumbai star’s captaincy traits and said that he leads from the front.
“I would say he is the next MS Dhoni for the Indian cricket team,” Raina had 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.
Rohit Sharma reacts to the comparison:”
Rohit Sharma finally reacted to the comparison and came up with a humble reply. He was interacting with his fans on Twitter through a question-answer session when one of his fans asked him about Raina’s recent comments. In reply, Rohit Sharma said a comparison with Dhoni should not be made as the wicketkeeper-batsman was ‘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 Sharma said.
— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) August 2, 2020
Rohit Sharma indeed has a very impressive captaincy record. He is the most successful captain in IPL, having led Mumbai Indians to 4 titles in just 7 years. He has also done well as captain in international cricket whenever he got the chance. In 2018, he led the Men in Blue to glory in the Nidahas Trophy and the Asia Cup.,
So far, Rohit has led India in 10 ODIs, winning eight of them and 20 T20Is, of which the team has won 16.