There's a difference between a captain and leader and MS Dhoni is a true leader: Mohit Sharma

Mohit Sharma has played most of his international career under MS Dhoni's captaincy.

Mohit Sharma and MS Dhoni
Mohit Sharma and MS Dhoni. (Photo Source: Getty Images)

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Enough has been said about MS Dhoni and his exceptional captaincy. Kind words keep pouring for the former Indian captain and this time it is the India pacer Mohit Sharma who has praised him for the way he led India and the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the IPL. He made his international debut in 2013 when Dhoni was at the helm and last played for India in 2015 when the veteran was still the captain.

Mohit also played for the CSK in the T20 extravaganza under MS Dhoni and even featured for them last season against the Mumbai Indians (MI) in the league stages. However, ahead of the auctions the franchise released the pace bowler only to be picked by the Delhi Capitals.

Speaking about Dhoni’s captaincy, Mohit Sharma stated that the former’s humility makes him the best and believes that he is the true leader who takes responsibility in losses and credits the team after winning. “His humility and sense of gratitude is what sets him apart from other players I have played with. In sport, there’s a difference between a captain and a leader – I believe he’s a true leader.

“When the team wins, you’ll never find him anywhere prominently, but when the team loses, he’s always right in front, taking responsibility – that’s the sign of a leader and why I admire him so much,” the 31-year-old said in an Instagram live session organised by the Delhi Capitals.

Mohit Sharma excited to play for the Delhi Capitals

As far as Mohit Sharma is concerned, he was out of action for around 10 months due to back injury and was supposed to return to competitive cricket in the IPL. But the tournament has been suspended until further notice due to Coronavirus pandemic which has delayed his comeback as well.

“I finally decided to get myself operated, and after completing the rehab in the past three months, I was really looking forward to playing for the Delhi Capitals this season. I think it is a huge opportunity for our team. We have a fantastic group of players with a very strong Indian core, and I believe our team has the right players in all departments who can help us in challenging for the trophy. So I feel our fans can expect huge things from the team,” he added.