Former Indian left-arm spinner, Pragyan Ojha has opened up on his stint with Mumbai Indians in the IPL. Ojha, who played under some great captains like MS Dhoni, VVS Laxman, and Adam Gilchrist in his career spoke about how helpful Rohit Sharma was when he took over the reins of the franchise.
In case you did not know, Mumbai Indians became the most successful team in IPL history under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma. The right-handed batsman from Mumbai has powered his home team to win four of the last seven seasons.
Luckily for Ojha, he was a part of the team when they won the title in 2013.
Pragyan Ojha feels Rohit was a bowler’s captain
When asked about the difference between others’ captaincy and Rohit’s ideology, the retired spinner told Sportskeeda:
“Rohit is a bowler’s captain. He understands the bowlers. If you take care of bowlers in a tournament that is cruel to the bowlers, that’s something that will give you results. MS Dhoni, Rohit are successful because they take care of bowlers. The same case with Virat Kohli in Tests and ODIs, if you take care of bowlers it will help. Bowlers will take 20 wickets and win matches.”
He hailed Sharma as the coolest player in the team. Ojha also praised his fearlessness. He continued:
“Rohit Sharma was the most bindass (cool) cricketer during my playing days. Even now as captain he’s bindaas and fearless. He doesn’t fear anything and he has that typical Mumbai attitude of expressing himself.”
Unfortunately, Rohit Sharma is still the vice-captain of the Indian team despite winning 4 IPL titles.