Friday, December 4, 2020

Former Indian Cricketer Irfan Pathan Praises Rohit Sharma’s Captaincy

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Rohit Sharma Irfan Pathan
Rohit Sharma Irfan Pathan

Former Indian cricketer Irfan Pathan praises Hitman Rohit Sharma‘s captaincy after MI roped the IPL trophy for the fifth time. Irfan Pathan compares Rohit’s captaincy with that of legends Sourav Ganguly and MS Dhoni‘s.

Rohit lifted his fifth IPL trophy as Mumbai Indians captain after his team beat Delhi Capitals by 5 wickets in the final in Dubai on November 10.

MI vs DC IPL 2020 finals
Mumbai Indians lifts IPL 2020 trophy

Many cricket experts suggest Rohit Sharma should take over the charge in the shortest format from current India skipper Virat Kohli.

Irfan Pathan Praises Rohit Sharma

“The way he used Yadav showed his class. Any captain would have gone with a seamer. Rohit used his instinct. It showed how clear was his thinking. It showed that he’s a bowlers’ captain,” said Irfan Pathan.

“He is a mixture of Dhoni and Ganguly. Ganguly trusted his bowlers and went by it. Dhoni trusted his bowlers but always took decisions with an instinct.”

Irfan states this as he made his debut under Ganguly’s captaincy and played for a longer period under Dhoni’s captaincy.

Ganguly on Dhoni
Ganguly Dhoni

Pathan Explains Rohit’s tactics in IPL 2020 finals

Pathan went on to explain how Rohit changed his tactics during matches in IPL 2020 and how cleverly he used his options in different situations.

“One of the games was getting close, so he used Bumrah in the 17th over, though he usually uses Bumrah in the 18th. Bumrah brought the game back in MI’s favour.

“Look at the way he used Pollard, he didn’t make him bowl initially but when wicket had double pace he used Pollard,” Pathan analysed.

Rohit Sharma – Successful IPL player

Rohit is not only the most successful captain in the tournament but also the player with the most IPL trophies. He won his first IPL title under Adam Gilchrist’s captain with Deccan Chargers in 2009 and then went on to clinch the title as skipper of MI in 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019, and 2020.
Currently, Rohit Sharma travels along with the Indian cricket team to Australia to play in the Test series while given rest in T20I and ODI format. India has been scheduled to play 3 ODI, 3 T20I, and 4 Test matches against Australia. Rohit has appointed as the skipper for the Test team while Virat Kohli leaves for India to be with Anushka Sharma for their first baby.

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