Experts debate over best Indian T20 League captain of all time between MS Dhoni and Rohit Sharma

By BetBarter Staff

January 28, 2023

The next edition of the Indian T20 League is just around the corner, with all teams ready with their squads. The excitement for the 16th edition of the tournament is increasing among the fans with each passing day. Meanwhile, some former players got together to compile a list of players who, in their opinion, belong in the ‘All-Time XI’ category.

The likes of Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni, Rohit Sharma, Ab de Villiers, and others were all present on the list, but when it came to selecting the captain of the team, opinions diverged. It was a difficult choice between current India captain Rohit Sharma and the legendary MS Dhoni.

Pragyan Ojha, Robin Uthappa, Aakash Chopra, Suresh Raina, RP Singh, Parthiv Patel, and others gathered for a show on Jio Cinema to vote on an all-time XI. As for the captain, Ojha chose Rohit over Dhoni solely because the Mumbai skipper has more trophies than his Chennai counterpart.

“If you are trying to compare them, they’re quite similar. They’re both bowlers’ captains. I am only going by titles because, in this comparison, Sharma has more titles than MSD. When you’re talking about all-time greats, winning five titles in 15 years is no mean feat,” said Ojha.

KL has a lot of time left: Robin Uthhapa

Chris Gayle and Virat Kohli were selected as the opening batters. When the topic of No. 3 batter came in, suggestions of KL Rahul came in but Uthappa argued that the Karnataka batter hasn’t yet faced the ‘test of time’. “When you’re selecting these players, the test of time is also a factor. KL has a lot of time left and has a lot of cricket still to play,” said Uthappa.

As a result, Suresh Raina was given the third spot. Following him were Rohit Sharma at number four, AB de Villiers at number five, and MS Dhoni at number six. For the remaining positions, Dwayne Bravo, Harbhajan Singh, and Yuzvendra Chahal were mentioned. The XI was completed by Jasprit Bumrah and Sri Lanka legend Lasith Malinga.