Kapil Dev praises Indian captain

Former Indian captain Kapil Dev praised Rohit Sharma’s captaincy and calm demeanor. The 1983 World Cup-winning captain pointed out a huge difference between Rohit and Virat Kohli’s captaincy styles. Rohit is leading the Indian team with his captaincy as well as batting in the ongoing T20 World Cup 2024. Under his captaincy, India have reached the semi-finals of the T20 World Cup for the second consecutive time. They will face England in the second semi-final of the T20 World Cup 2024 at the Providence Stadium in Guyana.

Rohit’s captaincy in the tournament has been praised by many experts due to his clever field placements and bowling changes. Despite facing some challenging conditions, India have managed to register a win. Rohit is India’s leading run-scorer in the tournament, scoring 191 runs in 6 matches at an average of 38.20 and a strike-rate of 159.17. He helped India reach the semi-finals of the tournament with a match-winning 92 against Australia.

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Kapil Dev Praises Rohit Sharma

Kapil Dev said Rohit has united the team as a leader and has never shown any aggression on the field.

“He (Rohit) doesn’t play like Virat, doesn’t jump around like him. But he knows his limits and within those limits, there is no better player than him,” Kapil said on the ‘ABP Live’ programme.

Kapil Dev also mentioned Rohit’s influence and how the 37-year-old never gave preference to his selfishness over the team’s.

“Many big players come, they care about their careers, even captaincy. So Rohit has an extra mark because he keeps the whole team happy,” Kapil said. India will look to avenge their loss in the T20 World Cup 2022 semi-final as they face the same opponent, i.e. England. The Jos Buttler-led side did not have a good start to the tournament but picked up the momentum in the Super 8 stage of the tournament. Rohit would want to lead his troops from the front as both teams boast of a competitive history in T20I cricket.