Suresh Raina had recently praised Rohit Sharma’s captaincy style, saying that he could be the next ‘MS Dhoni’ for India. While talking about this in recent time, Rohit Sharma said Dhoni is one of a kind and also added that he doesn’t believe in comparisons.
“Yes I heard about that comment from Suresh,” said Rohit in a video that he tweeted as part of a question and answer session on Twitter with his fans on the Friendship Day. “MS Dhoni is one of a kind, nobody can be like him. I believe comparisons shouldn’t be made like that. Every individual is different, and has his own strengths and weaknesses.”
Suresh Raina had earlier said on the Super Over podcast: “I would say he (Rohit) is the next MS Dhoni for the Indian national cricket team. I have seen him, he is calm, he likes to listen, he likes to give confidence to the players and on top of that, he likes to lead from the front. When the captain leads from the front and at the same time, he gives respect to the dressing room atmosphere, you know you have it all.”
Rohit also revealed that his most special moment with former India captain MS Dhoni was his first ODI double century. Notably, the opener scored the first of his three ODI double centuries on November 2, 2013, in Bangalore against Australia.
While opening the batting, Rohit nearly played through the innings where he smashed 12 fours and an incredible 16 sixes. He shared a 112-run opening stand with Shikhar Dhawan and then a 72-run partnership for the third wicket with Suresh Raina as well.
However, it was his 167-run partnership with MS Dhoni where Rohit truly punished all the Australian bowlers. He smashed 114 runs off just 59 balls and Dhoni scored 62 off 38 balls. Moreover, that was only the third time of a player scoring a double ton in men’s ODIs, after Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag.
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