Batting Legend Sachin Tendulkar on Sunday, attributed Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma and Chennai Super Kings’ MS Dhoni’ situational awareness for their success in the Indian Premier League.
While Dhoni’s game awareness is well-documented, Sharma also has been incredibly successful. He has won all the three IPL finals he has captained.
“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.
“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,” he added.
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,” he said.
The 46-year-old added, “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.