Former England skipper Nasser Hussain was full of praises for Rohit Sharma and his leadership skills after he led Mumbai Indians to a record fifth IPL title last week. Hussain said that Rohit has the knack for making the right decisions at the right time and his record is a testament to his success.
Mumbai Indians finished the campaign with 11 wins from 16 matches, played in the 56-day long contest. Interestingly, this is Rohit’s sixth IPL title as player and captain combined, having won the IPL 2009 title as a player for Deccan Chargers.
Hussain opened up on the calls, saying that Rohit Sharma’s IPL record speaks for itself.
“His captaincy, he is calm, cool, makes the right decisions at the right time and he has had such a good time with MI that there are various cricketers around the world now, including in India, saying that maybe it is time for Virat [Kohli] to step down from T20s and let Rohit take over. His record speaks for himself,” Nasser Hussain told Sky Sports.
Nasser Hussain termed Rohit Sharma as ‘one of the great white-ball players’ while pointing out his record in ODIs where he has scored a record three double centuries.
“He is one of the great white ballplayers. If you look at the 50-over cricket, he has a couple of double hundreds he has had massive scores, in T20, he lost a bit of rhythm but he made runs in the final,” Hussain said.