MS Dhoni, Rohit Sharma, and Virat Kohli– the three Indian stalwarts have played a vital role in shaping Team India’s international journey. The three stars have a different batting style and the same can be said about their leadership skills.
All three players possess a unique captaincy style and that’s evident when they’re leading their respective IPL franchises. India international Parthiv Patel, who has played under all the aforementioned skippers, compared their captaincy skills and on-field approach.
According to Parthiv, Dhoni knows completely about a player’s potential and hence, he gets the best out of an individual. Parthiv has played under Dhoni’s captaincy in the Indian team and for Chennai Super Kings (CSK).
“I think MS Dhoni knows completely about every player’s potential and what all can be extracted out from him. We talk about giving your 100 per cent, but every player’s level of 100 per cent varies,” Parthiv told Aakash Chopra on his Youtube chat show ‘Aakash Vani’.
“So, Dhoni knows what is the potential of a player, and he brings that out. He lets them play in their own style, and gives them space to express themselves,” he added.
Rohit is completely involved in bowlers’ meet: Parthiv Patel
Parthiv has also braced the field for Mumbai Indians under Rohit’s captaincy. Talking about the MI skipper, Parthiv revealed that Rohit is actively involved in bowlers’ meetings. He also heaped praise on Rohit and Dhoni for their man-management skills.
“Rohit plans really well. At bowlers’ meet, he is completely involved,” he said. “He figures out how to use the information that has been given to him, and which player can be used in what role – he is a master in figuring that out. He has improved a lot over the years, starting from 2014 to now, if you look at him. At man-management, Dhoni and Rohit are really good at,” he added.
Talking about his current IPL franchise skipper Virat Kohli, Parthiv pointed out that the Indian skipper likes to lead from the front in an ‘aggressive’ way.
“Virat has a different style of captaincy, he likes to be right in front every time, he likes to be lead from the front and be aggressive all the time,” Parthiv explained. “It is his style and it has suited him. Dhoni and Rohit keep the dressing room calm while Virat makes sure that everyone is on their toes and they all keep pushing themselves.”
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