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.
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.
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.