“People Confuse Rohit As A Laidback” Former England Captain Praises Rohit Sharma’s Captaincy

After a great win over England in the five-match test series, Nasser Hussain shared his thoughts on Rohit Sharma's captaincy.

The Rohit Sharma-led Indian team broke England’s unbeaten streak in a test series since the “Bazball” approach came to England’s test side under the mentorship of Brendon McCullum and the captaincy of Ben Stokes. The “Bazball” approach is synonymous with aggressive playing, and it worked for England’s test side as the team never lost any test series until 2024. India demolished the England team in the five-match test series, winning it 4-1. Rohit Sharma has crushed all the doubts of the critics who said the batter has passed his prime by hitting two centuries in the series, one of which came in the final match at Dharamshala. 

Former England’s captain Nasser Hussain recently shed light on the batter’s performance as a captain during the series and how Rohit Sharma has evolved into a test captain, utilizing the bowlers according to the demands of the match.

“I think sometimes people confuse Rohit as a laidback cricketer who just lets the game drift. There is a lot of skill, thought, and brilliance about his batting. And I thought he had an excellent series as captain. He himself said in the press conference that he has had to learn and adapt his own style of captaincy at times. 

Nasser Hussain said on Sky Sports

Nasser Hussain also talked about how Rohit Sharma is different in his approach than the former India’s captain Virat Kohli, who missed the entire series due to some family reasons.

When you got Bumrah and Siraj, with the new ball burst. The use of Ashwin later in the second innings with the new ball, has been pivotal. So don’t confuse (Rohit with Virat’s captaincy) because he has come off the back of Virat Kohli. In your face, aggressive captain. In the huddle at Lord’s, saying let’s unleash hell on the England batting lineup. Rohit is not quite the same sort of person. He has that fire burning within. And also Rahul as well, we know Rahul Dravid, losing that game in Hyderabad, would have hurt Rahul Dravid. Because they were ahead in that game. And one thing Dravid isn’t is, ruthless, and he would have wanted them to be more ruthless. I think we saw signs of that as the series progressed,”

He added

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