‘He has evolved and blossomed’: Laxman explains reasons for Rohit Sharma’s success as IPL captain | Crickit

‘He has evolved and blossomed’: Laxman explains reasons for Rohit Sharma’s success as IPL captain

New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Prashant Saxena
May 29, 2020 02:58 PM IST

The 33-year-old led Mumbai Indians to four title wins, one ahead of Chennai Super Kings’ Mahendra Singh Dhoni, making him currently the most successful skipper in the history of IPL

Former India cricketer VVS Laxman believes that Rohit Sharma’s ability to remain calm under pressure has helped him lead Mumbai Indians to four Indian Premier League titles. While Rohit is known for his immense talent with the bat, having already scored three double hundreds in the ODIs, he has also garnered reputation as a skilful leader, being the most successful IPL captain at the moment.

Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma.(AP)
Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma.(AP)

Speaking in the latest episode of Star Sports’ show Cricket Connected, Laxman went on to talk about the reasons for Rohit’s success as captain. “He became a leader in the Deccan Chargers team. When he came in the first year, he was a youngster who just played the T20 World Cup, made his international debut for India,” Laxman said.

Get ready to catch the final stages of the World Cup only on Crickit. Anytime, Anywhere. Explore now!

Also read: If I say something now, he’ll get confused: Dhoni to Harbhajan when Shardul was taken to the cleaners

“I think the way he was batting in the middle order, under pressure because the team didn’t do well in the inaugural IPL edition in 2008 ... Rohit was a standout performer for us,” he added.

In the IPL, Rohit is third in the list of players with most runs, with 4,898 runs in 188 matches at an average of 31.60. His highest IPL score is 109 not out.

Also read: Shikhar Dhawan recalls 2015 World Cup game against Pakistan

“In each and every match, with each and every success, his confidence level was just growing, he was getting into the core group, helping the youngsters, voicing his opinion and those were early signs,” Laxman said.

“But for me, most importantly was handling the pressure because not once in those tough situations when he was batting did it show, and he has evolved and blossomed. That’s why he’s one of the most successful captains in IPL history,” the former batsman added.

(With PTI inputs)

Get World Cup ready with Crickit! From live scores to match stats, catch all the action here. Explore now!

See more

Stay updated with the latest cricket news, T20 World Cup 2024 updates and match highlights. Explore the World Cup Schedule 2024, track the World Cup Points Table, follow Virat Kohli's performance, and stay ahead with the stats on World Cup Most Wickets and World Cup Most Runs on the Hindustan Times website and app.

Story Saved
Live Score
Saved Articles
My Reads
Sign out
New Delhi 0C
Tuesday, June 25, 2024
Start 14 Days Free Trial Subscribe Now
Follow Us On