Former India all-rounder Reetinder Sodhi has lauded Rohit Sharma’s captaincy style. According to Sodhi, while the 34-year old will back players who perform, he will also show the door to non-performers.
Sodhi’s comments came in the wake of the Men in Blue’s 62-run win over Sri Lanka in the first T20I in Lucknow.
The Rohit Sharma-led team opened with Ishan Kishan, who scored 56-ball 89.
Speaking on the Khelneeti podcast, Sodhi hailed the Indian captain.
“Rohit trusts his teammates, and that makes a difference. Ishan Kishan and Rishabh Pant are attacking batters, and a lot of times, they may fail, but on days they will win you games. Sharma is giving them confidence by backing them,” he said.
The 41-year-old added that Rohit has a clear mindset as a captain. “If you are good, he will back you. But, if you are not performing well, he will show you the exit door. You need a leader like him to be successful. Remember, we played tried and tested players in ICC T20 World Cup last year but failed.”
Rohit massed 44 in the first T20I against Sri Lanka, stitching a 111-run opening stand with Kishan.