India wicketkeeper Parthiv Patel sheds light on the variance of MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma and their captaincy styles, revealing insight into what’s separates them from one another.
Parthiv has seen each one of the three skippers very closely, having played under them for India and in the Indian Premier League. This is the reason he is the just one to give a detailed understanding of what goes on in Dhoni, Kohli, and Rohit’s brains when they lead their individual teams.
Parthiv revealed that Kohli’s aggression is the thing that separates him from Dhoni and Rohit, who like to maintain the calm approach when they are with their team leading them.
“Virat has a different style of captaincy, he likes to be right in front every time, he likes to lead from the front and be aggressive all the time. It is his style and it has suited him,” Parthiv told Aakash Chopra on his YouTube channel.
Dhoni and Rohit keep dressing room calm
According to Parthiv, Dhoni and Rohit believe in keeping the dressing room calm. On the other hand, Virat ensures that everyone stays on their toes and all keep pushing themselves.
Parthiv played under Dhoni at Chennai Super Kings for three seasons from 2008 to 2010. Moreover, he was the part of the Rohit Sharma’s Mumbai Indians for three seasons from 2015 to 2017. He then moved to Royal Challengers Bangalore, where he plays under Kohli now. He has played under all three of them for India also.
“I think MS Dhoni knows completely about every player’s potential and what all can be extracted out from him. Dhoni knows what is the potential of a player, and he brings that out. He lets them play in their own style, and gives them space to express themselves,” Parthiv said.
Discussing IPL’s best and most successful skipper, Rohit Sharma, Parthiv praises about Rohit’s planning, which is truly well. He said that Rohit makes sense of how to utilize the data that has been given to him, and which player can be utilized in what job.
“He has improved a lot over the years, starting from 2014 to now, if you look at him. At man-management, Dhoni and Rohit are really good at,” Parthiv said.