Robin Uthappa opens up on Rohit Sharma’s legacy as Mumbai Indians skipper
By SMCS - Mar 13, 2024 11:00 am
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Former Indian wicketkeeper-batter Robin Uthappa has lauded Rohit Sharma’s legacy as Mumbai Indians (MI) captain between 2013 and 2023. However, Rohit was replaced by Hardik Pandya as MI captain for IPL 2024, ending his decade-long run as a captain. Hardik, meanwhile, returned to MI in an off-season all-cash trade from the Gujarat Titans (GT). But, Rohit’s achievements as skipper are unbelievable as he guided MI to five titles.

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma

Speaking to Jio Cinema before the 2024 IPL season, Uthappa said, “We must also remember that he had been a part of Deccan Chargers that had won the IPL in 2009. He had a feeling of what it takes to win. He was an integral part of that side as well. One thing about Rohit is that he’s a very self-assured person. Nonchalance is a way of life for him. As a leader, he picked up a lot of nuances from MS (Dhoni). But he’s added his own touch to it and made it his own. He’s not scared to show his emotions on the field. It’s very unique to Rohit. It’s only something that he does.”

Meanwhile, former Indian pacer Zaheer Khan also said the same as Robin Uthappa’s comments. Applauding Rohit Sharma for being approachable and having excellent tactical acumen, Rohit is one of only two players (MS Dhoni the other) to lead an IPL
franchise to back-to-back titles as well.

rohit sharma
Rohit Sharma

“Rohit is very intense, yet very casual. Being casual makes him approachable. But he’s very intense when he’s going about his business and preparing. That’s something that works in his favour brilliantly. He has a very good tactical understanding of the game,” said Zaheer Khan.