Parthiv Patel contrasts MS Dhoni and Rohit Sharma’s leadership styles. Parthiv, who has played in the IPL under both Dhoni and Rohit, said Rohit provides “security” and “backing” to the players, which aids in getting the best out of them, as Dhoni has done for years.
Former India wicketkeeper-batsman Parthiv Patel saw parallels between MS Dhoni and Rohit Sharma’s captaincy. Parthiv, who has played in the IPL under both Dhoni and Rohit, said Rohit provides “security” and “backing” to the players, which aids in getting the best out of them, as Dhoni has done for years. Parthiv’s remarks came after Rohit got off to a flying start as full-time white-ball captain. India blanked the West Indies 3-0 in the one-day international series, Rohit’s first as India’s ODI captain, and then took a 1-0 lead in the three-match T20I series.
“Clearly, we see stability in him (Rohit),” Parthiv said to Cricbuzz. The former left-hander emphasized that both Dhoni and Rohit do not like to tinker with their teams too much, which has helped them reap rewards in the long run for India as well as for IPL teams like Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians, respectively.
“I’ve played for CSK and MI under Dhoni and Rohit respectively. India must reduce the pool size and provide security to some players. When a player receives some support, he can perform better… and Rohit provides you with that. Dhoni also did the same thing for you. Chennai has done well in the IPL because they do not like to change their players frequently. Mumbai has a similar formula “Parthiv elaborated.
Parthiv Patel compares the leadership styles of Dhoni and Sharma.
Parthiv used Rohit’s and head coach Rahul Dravid’s recent press conference comments to explain his point of view.
“We’ve seen in the last two or three press conferences from Rohit and Dravid… they want to give players security and clarity while also allowing them to express themselves. As a captain, Rohit possesses these qualities “Parthiv stated.
Notably, prior to the start of the T20 series, Rohit stated that experiments are important, but not at the expense of player safety.
“In my opinion, the term “experiment” is overused. We’re trying to fill that void in our squad, so whatever it takes, we’ll do it “Rohit stated.
“Not necessarily experiment, because all of these guys are very young and haven’t played a lot of cricket, so it’s difficult to keep experimenting with them.”
“We need to give them that assurance that game time will be available; once we have that, we can try out.” We must fill those gaps until then. “We will do whatever it takes,” the team leader stated.