Rohit Sharma exudes MS Dhoni’s calmness in the middle: Deepak Chahar

Rohit Sharma exudes MS Dhoni’s calmness in the middle: Deepak Chahar

"They both try to get the best out of the players."

Rohit Sharma and MS Dhoni
Rohit Sharma and MS Dhoni. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

Deepak Chahar, the Indian fast bowler, has tried to decipher the differences in leadership styles among Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni and Rohit Sharma. The speedster’s career has been shaped under Dhoni’s leadership while playing for the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the Indian Premier League (IPL). It was his performance in the 2018 IPL that paved his way into the national team.

Talking about Virat, the 29-year-old Chahar said that the Delhi-born is aggressive and doesn’t back out from showing his emotions on the ground. The Rajasthan pacer also drew Rohit’s parallel with Dhoni regarding keeping a clam head in the middle. Chahar mentioned that both of them knows the art of bringing the best out of a player and hardly get angry.

Rohit also trusts the bowlers: Deepak Chahar

“Everybody has their own styles. When you talk about aggression, Virat Kohli is an aggressive captain. When you talk about Rohit bhai and Mahi bhai, both of them are similar when it comes to being cool on the field. They don’t get angry easily. They both try to get the best out of the players,” Chahar was quoted as saying in Sports Tak.

Chahar said that Rohit shows immense trust in his bowlers and even allows a bowler to set his own field. On Dhoni, Chahar stated that he sets the field as he’s aware of a batsman’s shortcomings.

“MS Dhoni is a wicketkeeper. He can come and give your advice even in the middle of an over. Rohit fields at mid-off, most times. He also trusts the bowlers. He sometimes allows me to go ahead with my own field. On the other hand, Mahi bhai knows where the batsman is strong and where he is not. He is vastly experienced. So, he sets the field based on that,” he added.

Chahar made his debut in India’s tour of England back in July 2018. Though he hasn’t taken rapid strides, he has chipped in with useful shows. Recently, he put forth his best performance in a T20I against Bangladesh in Nagpur.

He picked up six wickets, conceding seven runs, helping the Men in Blue win the series 2-1. In 10 T20Is, Chahar has picked 17 wickets at an economy of seven.