Unfair to compare captaincy styles of Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni and Rohit Sharma: Chahal

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Oct 12, 2018, 12:00 pm IST
Updated Oct 12, 2018, 12:00 pm IST
While MS Dhoni’s inputs have helped him a long way, even Virat Kohli or Rohit Sharma also don’t shy away from giving him the ball.
Despite not being able to force his way into the Test squad, the Haryana spinner has grown leaps and bounds whenever he has been given the opportunity. (Photo: AFP)
 Despite not being able to force his way into the Test squad, the Haryana spinner has grown leaps and bounds whenever he has been given the opportunity. (Photo: AFP)

Mumbai: In the past few years, Yuzvendra Chahal is one such name who has emerged as a key cog in India’s limited-overs set up. Despite not being able to force his way into the Test squad, the Haryana spinner has grown leaps and bounds whenever he has been given the opportunity.

While MS Dhoni’s inputs behind the wickets have helped him a long way, even Virat Kohli or Rohit Sharma also don’t shy away from giving him the ball when in search of wickets.

 

"All three (Dhoni, Virat and Rohit) have different styles of captaincy. You can't compare their captaincy styles,” Chahal was quoted as saying by The Times of India.

The wiry leggie also heaped praise on Dhoni for constantly guiding him from behind the wickets.

"I turn to Dhoni bhai whenever I am in trouble or need any advice during a match. Dhoni bhai has amazing observation skills. He can tell from behind the stumps that a bowler has a doubt or has questions by our body language alone. Whenever I am in doubt, he comes and solves the problem. Not just me, other bowlers too take help from him. We all are lucky to have him in the team," Chahal added.

He also recalled an incident from the recently-concluded Asia Cup 2018 match against Pakistan where the veteran wicket-keeper batsman was giving his advice to stand-in skipper Rohit Sharma.

“During the match, Rohit Sharma (stand-in captain) was having a discussion with Dhoni bhai. Rohit bhai came and asked me to bowl in the Powerplay. I looked at Dhoni bhai, he rushed towards me and asked me to bowl 'stump to stump'. I did just that and trapped Imam Ul Haq lbw," he concluded.

On Wednesday, Chahal was included in India’s 14-man squad for the first two ODIs against West Indies.

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