Rohit Sharma or MS Dhoni? Former Indian stars differ in ‘best IPL captain’ choice
Rohit Sharma (L) and MS Dhoni© BCCI
Former India opener Virender Sehwag has picked Mumbai Indians’ Rohit Sharma as the best IPL captain over Chennai Super Kings’ MS Dhoni because of the number of trophies won by the franchise in the last 15 years. Mumbai Indians is the most successful IPL side with five trophies, followed by Chennai Super Kings, who have won four titles. “The numbers tell you everything. Look, MS Dhoni had the experience of captaining the Indian team and then he became the captain of the Chennai Super Kings. Rohit Sharma’s first captaincy stint was with the Mumbai Indians, and from there his success started. The journey has begun.” started. “So, so he deserves more credit. Much like Sourav Ganguly, who became the captain of the Indian team and tried new and different things. India became the number one ODI team under his captaincy. That’s why my pick is Rohit Sharma.” is,” Sehwag told Star Sports during an event to celebrate 15 years of IPL.
However, former India spinner Harbhajan Singh picked Dhoni as the best captain of the IPL.
He said, “I will give my vote to Dhoni because from the first year he has played for the same franchise. He has played a huge role in making the franchise successful. The way he has captained his team is exceptional.” Other captains have also done well and won tournaments. But I think overall my vote will go to Dhoni.”
“If you look at the trophies – Rohit Sharma has won five trophies, while MS Dhoni has won four. I have played for both the teams. My heart still beats for Mumbai Indians as I have played there for 10 years But those two years at CSK taught me a lot.”
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