“All the players respect him as a leader,” Shakib Al Hasan’s huge praise on Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma, the captain of the Indian cricket team, has received high praise from Shakib Al Hasan, the legendary all-rounder from Bangladesh. This commendation comes ahead of the warm-up fixture between India and Bangladesh for the T20 World Cup 2024.

Shakib lauds Rohit Sharma’s leadership skills

Shakib Al Hasan, in a video shared by Star Sports, lauded Rohit’s leadership and batting prowess. He stated, “The way he led India in the last few years was terrific. He has a tremendous record as a captain. I think all the players respect him as a leader. He’s someone who can take the game away from the opponent single-handedly.”

Rohit Sharma’s leadership has indeed been instrumental in shaping the Indian cricket team’s recent successes. His strategic acumen, coupled with his exceptional batting skills, has made him a respected figure in the cricketing world. His ability to single-handedly turn the tide of a match is a testament to his prowess as a player.

Rohit’s record against Bangladesh is particularly noteworthy. In T20Is, he has scored 454 runs from 12 innings at an average of 37.83 and a strike rate of 141.43, with five fifties. In ODIs, he has amassed 786 runs from 17 innings at an average of 56.14 and a strike rate of 97.27, with three hundreds and as many fifties. His crucial centuries in the quarter-final of the ODI World Cup 2015 and the semi-final of the 2017 Champions Trophy are still fresh in the memory of cricket fans.

Shakib’s praise for Rohit extends beyond his on-field performance. He appreciates Rohit’s selfless approach to the game, a trait that he believes is worth emulating. Shakib has previously remarked, “Look at someone like Rohit Sharma. He built his career from No. 7 to opener and scored 10,000-plus runs. If he sometimes bats at No. 3 or 4, would it be a big problem? It is totally childish. It is my bat, I will play. No one else can play. A player should bat at any position for the team. Team first. It doesn’t make any difference if you have made 100 or 200, and the team loses. What can you do with personal achievement? You want to make a name for yourself?”.

Rohit Sharma and Shakib Al Hasan share a strong bond off the field as well, having played numerous matches against each other while representing the Kolkata Knight Riders and Mumbai Indians in the IPL.

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