‘Rohit Sharma doesn’t jump like Virat Kohli but…’ – Kapil Dev calls India captain the ‘best’

Rohit Sharma, Kapil Dev, Virat Kohli

Former India captain Kapil Dev praised Rohit Sharma’s captaincy and explained the key difference between him and his predecessor Virat Kohli.

Rohit Sharma’s captaincy has once again become a major talking point due to India’s brilliant performance in the ongoing ICC T20 World Cup 2024. The Men in Blue have looked unstoppable in the competition so far and have already booked their place in the semi-finals. India are also one of the only two unbeaten teams in the competition so far, with South Africa being the other.

In the group stage, India beat Ireland, Pakistan and the United States in difficult conditions to book their place in the next round. In the Super 8s, the Rohit Sharma-led team beat Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Australia, the reigning Test and ODI world champions, to book a place in the semi-finals.

Kapil Dev praises Rohit Sharma:

With Rohit Sharma performing well as captain and just two wins away from leading India to a historic World Cup triumph, Kapil Dev has praised him. Speaking to ABP News, the legendary cricketer began by saying that while Rohit Sharma does not play or jump like Kohli’s predecessor, he is well aware of his limitations.

Speaking further, Kapil Dev also criticized players who make captaincy something that revolves around themselves and again praised Rohit for keeping the entire team happy.

“He doesn’t play like Virat, he doesn’t jump, but he knows his limitations. And within those limitations, no one is better than him,” Kapil Dev said.

“A lot of great players come and they lead only for themselves. So Rohit has an extra point marked on them because he keeps the entire team happy,” he added.

Meanwhile, Team India will face defending champions England in the second semi-final of the T20 World Cup. The match is scheduled to be played on Wednesday (June 27) in Guyana. In the last edition of the T20 World Cup, India suffered a humiliating 10-wicket defeat against England in the semi-final and will look to make amends this time.

In the first semi-final Afghanistan and South Africa will face each other. Both teams are looking forward to their first appearance in the T20 World Cup final.