Rohit Sharma is a brilliant captain: Jos Buttler ahead of T20 World Cup semi-final against India

Written by Sumit Seth

England captain Jos Buttler has heaped rich praise on India skipper Rohit Sharma ahead of their T20 World Cup semi-final meet-up, saying that he is a brilliant captain and always has an air of calmness around him. Buttler also recalled his experience of playing under Rohit Sharma during his early Indian Premier League (IPL) days as a Mumbai Indians player. 

“They are a brilliant team and Rohit Sharma is a brilliant captain who I think has asked them to play more positively and with more freedom. I was a bit young in my IPL journey, but tactically I thought he was very good, making good decisions but not always the obvious ones,” Buttler said while speaking to the Sunday Times.

The England skipper also compared Rohit’s captaincy to his batting, saying he makes both appear effortless.

“He has that sense of calm when everything around him is going on at a million miles an hour. A bit like when he bats, he makes it look pretty effortless,” Buttler added. 

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