Rohit Sharma is one of the most successful captains in IPL history: VVS Laxman
Rohit Sharma is the only skipper to win 4 trophies in IPL.
Published - May 29, 2020 3:56 pm | Updated - May 29, 2020 3:56 pm
Rohit Sharma, the Indian opener has churned out a lot of success being a skipper of Mumbai Indians. He is the only captain to win four trophies in the cash-rich league. The Indian cricketer has received a lot of praise from the fans for the same. Now, VVS Laxman has come out echoing in the same voice and asserted Rohit as the best captain in IPL.
The 33-year-old was appointed as the skipper of Mumbai based franchise back in 2013. He did something special for MI that Sachin Tendulkar, Harbhajan Singh and Ricky Ponting couldn’t during their tenure. Rohit won the prestigious trophy in his maiden year as a skipper followed by title victories in 2015, 2017, and 2019.
VVS Laxman praises Rohit Sharma’s evolution as a skipper in IPL
VVS Laxman said that Rohit showed some glimpses of his leadership qualities while playing for Deccan Chargers in 2008. He added that Rohit batted brilliantly in the middle-order although his side didn’t perform well in that season. As per the former player, the Indian opener was gaining momentum and confidence with every passing game.
“He became a leader in the Deccan Chargers team. When he came in the first year, he was a youngster who just played the T20 World Cup, made his international debut for India. I think the way he was batting in the middle order, under pressure because the team didn’t do well in the inaugural IPL edition in 2008.”
“Rohit was a standout performer for us. In each and every match, with each and every success, his confidence level was just growing, he was getting into the core group, helping the youngsters, voicing his opinion and those were early signs,” Laxman told Star Sports show ‘Cricket Connected’.
He recited that the India’s dashing batsman showed how to stay calm and composed in pressure conditions. According to Laxman, Rohit’s going-to-get attitude in tough situations evolved him as a batsman and skipper. He also quoted him as the best skipper in IPL history. Rohit Sharma is on third in terms of leading run-scorers in the history of Indian Premier League with 4898 runs in 188 matches.
“But for me, most importantly was handling the pressure because not once in those tough situations when he was batting did it show, and he has evolved and blossomed. That’s why he’s one of the most successful captains in IPL history,” he added.