Suresh Raina believes that ‘Rohit Sharma is the next MS Dhoni’ of the Indian team. According to Raina, both Rohit and Dhoni are good listeners, great skippers, and have similar leadership skills on and off the field.
Rohit Sharma is also the most successful IPL skipper, having led Mumbai Indians to record 4 winning titles in 8 years in the IPL history.
Impressed by Rohit, Raina said on The Super Over Podcast that Rohit is the next MS Dhoni for the Indian cricket team since he’s a great listener, calm and composed. He likes to lead the team from the front. And he also praised his captaincy skills and believes that Dhoni and Rohit are similar in their captaincy styles. He also added, how Rohit had given confidence to young talents and never pressurized anyone.
Raina played under Rohit when India won the Asia Cup against Bangladesh. While he had even played under Dhoni for both India as well as Chennai super King’s. Raina talked about how Dhoni and Rohit share similar qualities, how they patiently listen to their teams. Rohit guides every player in a way that everyone enjoys his company. Moreover, he’s the topmost player after MS Dhoni.
On being asked about his journey on the field, Raina said that he doesn’t want to be pushy but wants to enjoy his game. He also said that he becomes a different person after every injury during the match. And he hasn’t been enjoying his game lately but he just wants to go and smile on the field. He also concluded saying that Cricket has become very commercial nowadays, but at the end of the day, the player needs to go out there in the field and come back as a happy soul.
Lately, Cricket Fanatics are eagerly waiting for the 13th edition of IPL which will take place in UAE from September 19 to November 8. And we’ll get to see the rivalry between CSK led by Dhoni and MI led by Rohit Sharma.