The flamboyant Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya was heard was all praise for all the captains he has played under in his cricketing career so far, specifically mentioning MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli, and Rohit Sharma. During a recent chat with PTI, Hardik picked out certain qualities from each of the aforementioned stalwarts of Indian cricketers and how it was like playing under their leadership.
In a candid chat, Hardik Pandya revealed that he picked Kohli’s “aggression and passion, his energy” which he thinks is “tremendous” to have in the team. As far as Dhoni is concerned, Hardik brought out factors like “composure, calmness”, for which the former Indian skipper is known, in terms of his captaincy.
Explaining the same, Hardik Pandya said, a”From Virat, I will pick his aggression and passion, his energy which is tremendous. From Mahi bhai it’s the composure, calmness, remaining the same in every situation, trying to see what new things he can add.”
Speaking about India’s new limited-overs skipper, Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya categorically picked “freedom” as an important component of the captaincy skills of Rohit, which sets him apart from a few others.
Elaborating the same, Hardik Pandya said, “…and from Rohit, I would pick the freedom as he lets the player decide what he wants to do. These three qualities if I can pick up, it will be a very good combination.”
In the past, Hardik Pandya enjoyed great success under the captaincy of Rohit in the Indian Premier League (IPL) for the Mumbai Indians (MI) franchise. However, the all-rounder wasn’t retained by MI and was eventually picked as the captain of the new Ahmedabad IPL franchise.