Recently, former Indian chief selector M.S.K Prasad spoke about the differences between the leadership styles of Virat Kohli, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, and Rohit Sharma.
While speaking during an online live video session, he said that the three ace players have different styles of captaincy and this has resulted in a lot of success for team India in the past few years.
In an interview uploaded in Fancode app, Prasad said, “If you look at fundamental styles, leadership has got so many different styles. These three (Dhoni, Kohli, Rohit) are three different guys and I am sure all three are equally good.”
He added, “They are three guys who have three different styles. Mahi is absolutely cool, you never know what is there in his mind until it is executed, he’s very very cool, and very very accommodative whereas Virat is pretty clear. He’s at you all the time, he’s very clear in his mind what he wants.”
Speaking about Rohit Sharma’s captaincy style, he said, “If you are talking about Rohit, he’s more of an accommodative sort of a guy. He definitely has that empathy towards other players and he thinks from their hats.”
Prasad also shed some light on Dhoni’s future in the team. He said that they had discussed Dhoni taking some time off from cricket. This is the reason they backed Rishabh Pant in that position.
“We had a discussion and Mahi (Dhoni) didn’t want to play for some time. So we moved on and picked Rishabh Pant and we have been backing him. Now KL (Rahul) has also done extremely well in the matches that he played in New Zealand,” Prasad said.
“So it would have been nice if the IPL was being played and we would have seen old glimpses of Mahi but now it’s a very tricky situation,” he added.