Former India cricketer Gautam Gambhir on Saturday picked Mumbai Indians’ skipper Rohit Sharma as the best captain of the Indian Premier League. Under his leadership, MI have become the most successful franchise of IPL with four trophies in 12 seasons. Speaking on Star Sports’ Cricket Connected show, Gambhir said that captaincy is all about winning trophies.
“I think it’s Rohit Sharma. He has won it four times. Captaincy is all about winning trophies,” the former left-handed batsman said. He further added that Rohit could finish as the tournament’s most successful captain.
“He will end up being the most successful IPL captain of all time as well. He has 4 already, he may finish at 6-7 maybe under his belt,” Gambhir said.
Adding to Gambhir, India’s former batting coach Sanjay Bangar added: “The number of close matches that Mumbai Indians have won actually show Rohit’s success as captain,” he said.
“The choices that he makes under pressure are good. Dhoni is backed by the result, but among the pure captaincy point of view, the smartness and decision making, I would say Rohit Sharma,” he added.