New Delhi, August 16
It was M S Dhoni’s imaginative and prescient that led to Rohit Sharma turning into one of many best white-ball openers and the senior batsman on Sunday paid a glowing tribute to his former captain, calling him “one of the most influential man in the history of Indian cricket”.
It proved to be a turning level in Rohit’s profession when Dhoni, who led India to 2 World Cup titles, requested him to open through the 2013 Champions Trophy.
“One of the most influential man in the history of Indian cricket. His impact in & around cricket was massive. He was a man with vision and a master in knowing how to build a team,” tweeted Rohit a day after Dhoni introduced his retirement in an Instagram submit.
“Will surely miss him in blue, but we have him in yellow. See you on 19th at the toss,” added the opener, referring to the Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings’ conflict towards his Mumbai Indians on this yr’s IPL opener although the schedule shouldn’t be but out.
One of essentially the most influential man within the historical past of Indian cricket👏His affect in & round cricket was large. He was a person with imaginative and prescient and a grasp in understanding the best way to construct a staff. Will absolutely miss him in blue however we have now him in yellow.
— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) August 16, 2020
The defending champions often tackle the runners-up within the opener.
Rohit mentioned he’s glad that the World Cup-winning skipper will proceed to play the IPL for at the least a few years.
Such was Dhoni’s affect on his teammates that big-hitting all-rounder Suresh Raina, 33, additionally adopted him into retirement on Saturday, leaving Rohit somewhat shocked. Raina additionally performs for CSK within the IPL.
“Bit shocking but I guess you feel it when you feel it. Good career bro, have a great retirement, still remember the time when we came into the squad. Best wishes moving forward,” Rohit wrote in one other submit. PTI