“He Is The Next MS Dhoni”: Ex-India Star’s Massive Praise For Rohit Sharma

File photo of MS Dhoni (left) and Rohit Sharma.© AFP

Former India cricketer Suresh Raina was all praise for Rohit Sharma for the player’s leadership skills. Raina even compared the Indian team skipper to legendary captain MS Dhoni. The Indian cricket team, led by Rohit, recently sealed the five-match Test series against England with a game to go. India were trailing 0-1 before making a sensational comeback. Rohit and Co. won a hat-trick of matches against the Three Lions to keep India’s home dominance intact. It was India’s 17th consecutive Test series win on home soil.

“He is the next MS Dhoni. He has done well. He has been giving a lot of chances to youngsters the way MS Dhoni did. I played a lot of cricket under MS Dhoni. Sourav Ganguly supported his team a lot. Then MS Dhoni came and led from the front. Rohit is going in the right direction. He is a brilliant captain,” Raina told Times of India.

“Rohit has been amazing with his planning. He has been giving a lot of chances to the youngsters. The way he is rotating the players is something I have never seen in the last couple of years. Whenever the fast bowlers came in the last couple of years, we have seen injuries. But Rohit has been managing that really well,” he added.

Former captain Nasser Hussain on Monday said that England should not feel ashamed of losing the Test series to India, as Rohit Sharma’s side are the deserved winners in view of the skill-set as well as the mental toughness they possess.

England suffered their first Test series defeat of the ‘Bazball’ era after India beat them by five wickets in the fourth and penultimate Test in Ranchi to take an unassailable lead in the five-match affair.

(With PTI Inputs)

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