Situational awareness makes both Dhoni and Rohit special captains: Tendulkar

first_img Press Trust of India HyderabadMay 12, 2019UPDATED: May 12, 2019 21:03 IST Mumbai Indians icon Sachin Tendulkar (IANS Photo)HIGHLIGHTSSachin Tendulkar said Dhoni and Rohit have been successful captains because of their situational awarenessMS Dhoni and Rohit Sharma have won three IPL title eachCSK and MI clashed against each other in IPL 2019 finalBeing “switched on” from the first ball coupled with situational awareness has made MS Dhoni and Rohit Sharma the two most successful IPL skipper, reckons iconic Sachin Tendulkar.While MS Dhoni’s game awareness is well-documented, Rohit, who has also led the national team as stand-in skipper, has been incredibly successful. He has won all the three IPL finals he has captained till date.”I think they (Rohit and Dhoni) are pretty sharp. MS has been leading for a number of years and Rohit has also been incredibly successful. So the ability to read the game and having that peripheral (situational) awareness makes them special captain,” Tendulkar told ‘Star Sports’ on Sunday.”With MS we have seen his ability to read match situations and even Rohit is proving that (he has that awareness). Both captains are on toes and switched on from ball one,” said the Mumbai Indians’ ‘Icon’.Tendulkar also lauded the young talent that has come through along the years, growing up on the pace and frenzy of T20 cricket.”Everyone is enjoying the skills of the new generation and their ability to clear the field. Amazing talent on display and the younger generation growing on IPL, it’s contagious,” said Tendulkar, who played six seasons of IPL till 2013.Twenty20 is a format where catching the opposition off-guard is more important than just trying to play correct cricket, Sachin Tendulkar said.”It’s about adaptability at the given moment in this format. How could you make the most of the six balls that you face or which you are going to bowl. It’s not always about being correct but catching your opposition off-guard and being a step ahead of opposition as far as planning is concerned,” said the legendary batsman.advertisementAlso Read | MS Dhoni becomes most successful wicketkeeper in IPL historyAlso Read | Controversy in IPL 2019 Final: Rohit Sharma upset after Shardul Thakur’s rude send-off actAlso SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jat Tags :Follow Rohit SharmaFollow MS DhoniFollow Chennai Super KingsFollow Mumbai Indians Situational awareness makes both Dhoni and Rohit special captains: TendulkarMS Dhoni and Rohit Sharma have both won three IPL titles each. Legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar said the exceptional feat of the two captains is because of their ability to read the match situations.advertisementlast_img read more