Nasser Hussain Praises Rohit Sharma’s ‘Iron Fist In A Velvet Glove’ Leadership
By CricShots - Jun 29, 2024 5:50 pm
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Former English skipper, Nasser Hussain has lauded India captain Rohit Sharma for his ‘calming influence’ on the team as they prepare to face South Africa in the T20 World Cup final on Saturday. Rohit’s leadership has been a key factor in India’s journey to this crucial match, and Hussain’s admiration highlights the captain’s unique qualities.

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma is no stranger to the pressure of World Cup finals, having led India to three across different formats. However, victory has eluded him thus far. The upcoming final presents Rohit with another golden opportunity to secure a World Cup title and cement his legacy as one of India’s greatest captains.

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In an interview with the ICC ahead of the final in Barbados, Hussain expressed his long-standing admiration for Rohit. “I have been a fan of Rohit for a very long time, as a batter, as a captain, and as a person. He seems to have a very calming influence. Whereas you had other captains, maybe like Virat, who wore their heart on their sleeves and they are incredibly passionate,” Nasser Hussain remarked.


He further elaborated on Rohit’s leadership style, saying, “Rohit is like that iron fist in a velvet glove. You do not want to mess around with Rohit, but he is also like a big brother who will put his arm around you and look after you.”

Rohit’s impact extends beyond his leadership; his performance with the bat has been impressive as well. In seven innings during the tournament, he has amassed 248 runs at a striking rate of 155.97, showcasing his ability to lead from the front and contribute significantly to the team’s success.

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As India gears up for the final showdown against South Africa, Rohit Sharma’s calm demeanor and strategic acumen will be crucial. The team and fans alike are hopeful that this time, Rohit will finally lift the trophy and secure his place in cricketing history.