The former Indian right-handed batsman, Suresh Raina, has praised MS Dhoni’s captaincy and compares the current batsman and vice-captain, Rohit Sharma, to Dhoni.
He says MS was the calmest captain on the field and Sharma resembles a lot to him. Raina has played under the captaincy of Dhoni. The current batsman in IPL who captains the Mumbai Indians (MI), the most successful IPL team, Suresh revealed Sharma’s captaincy styles resembles Dhoni when it comes to dealing with different players and digging most out of them along with being calm.
He said that Sharma sees everyone as the skipper.
Suresh Raina: Rohit Sharma is another MS Dhoni for Team India
“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.”
“He thinks everyone is a captain. I have seen him; I have played under him when we won the Asia Cup in Bangladesh. I have seen how he gives confidence to young players like Shardul Thakur, Washington Sundar, and Yuzvendra Chahal of course.”
“Around him, players enjoy the intensity, they enjoy his aura. I think when you enjoy the aura of a player, you like to be positive and I think that is what he is good at.”