Rohit Sharma has done a great job as the skipper: Wasim Akram
He also pointed out that his batting has flourished with more responsibility.
Updated - Sep 25, 2018 1:51 pm
Team India is yet to lose a game in the ongoing Asia Cup and it looks like they will be unbeatable until the final as well. Very few are expecting Afghanistan to beat them who have been already knocked out of the tournament. In the absence of Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma has led from the front which has won the heart of the former Pakistan great Wasim Akram who has praised him a lot for his captaincy skills.
Rohit went through a stern captaincy test against Hong Kong and after coming out on top in that game, he has been proactive from the word go in the following matches. Moreover, his form with the bat has also been exceptional while opening the innings for the team. Recently, he scored a century against Pakistan in the Super Four game and won the game for India while chasing the total of 238 runs.
He is leading from the front
Wasim Akram, while speaking to India Today, was delighted to see Rohit Sharma grow as the captain and also praised the way Shikhar Dhawan is batting. He felt that both of them are making batting look so easy at the top of the order which hasn’t allowed the middle-order to come under pressure even a bit.
“I think Rohit Sharma has done a great job as India skipper. He is leading from the front, he’s getting runs consistently and with ease. With him, Shikhar Dhawan is playing equally good. They are making things look so comfortable when they come out to bat. They look so calm and I think they have got every shot in their book,” Akram said.
Meanwhile, the former left-arm pacer was extremely critical about Pakistan’s performance against India in the last two matches so far and also went on to add that their victory over India in the Champions Trophy looks fluke now.