Indian batting nice VVS Laxman says the ability to stay calm beneath pressure is the explanation behind Rohit Sharma’s success as a captain within the Indian Premier League. The 33-year-outdated led Mumbai Indians to 4 title wins, one forward of Chennai Super Kings’ Mahendra Singh Dhoni, making him at present the most successful skipper within the historical past of IPL. The 45-year-outdated Laxman recalled how Rohit developed each as a batsman and skipper since taking part in his first IPL with Deccan Chargers.
“He became a leader in the Deccan Chargers team. When he came in the first year, he was a youngster who just played the T20 World Cup, made his international debut for India,” Laxman informed Star Sports present ‘Cricket Connected’.
“I think the way he was batting in the middle order, under pressure because the team didn’t do well in the inaugural IPL edition in 2008 … Rohit was a standout performer for us.” Rohit is positioned third within the checklist of most run-getters in IPL historical past, having scored 4898 runs in 188 matches at a median of 31.60 with a highest rating of 109 not out.
“In each and every match, with each and every success, his confidence level was just growing, he was getting into the core group, helping the youngsters, voicing his opinion and those were early signs,” Laxman mentioned.
“But for me, most importantly was handling the pressure because not once in those tough situations when he was batting did it show, and he has evolved and blossomed. That’s why he’s one of the most successful captains in IPL history.”