For a person behind success, there is someone whom he looks up to, and for a player like Rohit Sharma, it’s MS Dhoni without any second thought as he takes inspiration from the connoisseur Dhoni. Yes, apart from captaincy, MS Dhoni played an important role behind Rohit Sharma’s fortune that shaped Rohit to a vitality player for the team.
The subject was not only about the “hitman” in fact, other players reaped rewards in their fruitful careers as well from MS Dhoni’s moral support. Rohit Sharma carved out a niche for himself as a prominent opener for team India and had taken great pains to be at that position.
For MS Dhoni, it’s all about pinning his hopes on the players and the faith that he had on Rohit was amazing that the Indian batting sensation became the first batsman in the history of cricket to score two double century delights.
When MS Dhoni asked Rohit to spark the innings in the ICC Champions Trophy, the “hitman” didn’t dash the hopes of the skipper by any means that he was able to beat the opponents out with relative ease. Rohit Sharma in his 5 games, garnered 177 runs at an average of 35.70, finished the tourney on a high as India’s second top scorer behind Shikhar Dhawan’s 363 runs.
A true leader @msdhoni he influenced so many cricketing careers including mine when he asked me to open in the ICC Champions Trophy
— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) January 4, 2017