Former Australia captain Shane Watson has praised Rohit Sharma’s captaincy and batting in an interview given to the ICC. Indian selectors have reposed faith in Rohit Sharma ever since Virat Kohli stepped down as captain from the Test format and gave him the captaincy of India in all three formats. Rohit Sharma will take the field as Test captain for the first time in the Test series against Sri Lanka.
In this interview with Sanjana Ganesan on the video posted by ICC, Shane Watson has praised Rohit Sharma and said that he is a natural leader and he has a long experience of captaincy now and while captaining Mumbai Indians in IPL, he has faced hyper situations many times. Which he will also get the benefit of while captaining India. Along with the captaincy, Shane Watson also praised Rohit Sharma’s batting and said that he loves watching Rohit Sharma bat, and like everyone, he is also a big fan of his batting.
"I love watching Rohit Sharma bat."
Shane Watson praises India's new Test captain.
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Apart from Rohit Sharma, Shane Watson also talked about the captaincy of Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni in this interview. Watson did play under Virat Kohli’s captaincy at Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and under MS. Dhoni for Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) where he had a very great time. Shane Watson believes that both the captains are completely different from each other. Shane Watson also praised the captaincy of Former Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli.
Praising MS Dhoni, Shane Watson as posted by ICC official video said that, “MS Dhoni has got ice running through his veins, he puts a lot of faith in his players and sticks to his plane. He trusts his instincts on the field, Shane Watson also said that MS Dhoni does not believe in many team meetings and tactical meetings. He places more confidence in the player’s talent and skill.”