Sourav Ganguly opens up on Rohit Sharma’s captaincy style
By SMCS - Aug 18, 2022 12:00 pm
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BCCI president Sourav Ganguly opined on Rohit Sharma’s captaincy style, referring to calmness as his signature trait. However, he refused to make comparisons and feels that Sharma needs time to prove himself as a captain as well. Notably, Rohit was named India’s captain after Virat Kohli stepped down as the Test captain after their series defeat in South Africa earlier this year. He later took over the limited-overs captaincy after the 2021 T20 World Cup as well.

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Rohit Sharma makes another record

While speaking on the sidelines of an event in Kolkata, Sourav Ganguly said that Rohit Sharma’s captaincy style isn’t aggressive, as he prefers to handle things calmly. However, he refused to compare the captaincy of others and he thinks everyone needs time to give results.

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Ganguly said: “Rohit Sharma is obviously a bit laid-back, who takes things in a very calm and cautious way and not someone who’s into your face all the time. We give responsibility to someone, then we want him to do the things the way we want it, and I think that’s not correct. When you back someone, let him captain, give him a bit of time to give results, and then see what happens. I don’t compare captains; everybody has their way of leadership.”

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Rohit Sharma scored a fifty in the 1st T20I

“India has produced some great captains over the years. MS Dhoni, who handled the transition fantastically, and continues to bring accolades not just for India but his franchise. Then came Virat Kohli, who also has a fantastic record. He was a different sort of captain; he did things differently. Every individual is different, but what matters is the result and how many wins and losses you have,” Sourav Ganguly concluded.

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With India not winning an ICC trophy since 2013, Rohit Sharma will hope to end that at the T20 World Cup in Australia on a high note as well.