Sports: How are MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli, and Rohit Sharma different as captains? KL Rahul explained!


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Indian cricket team batsman KL Rahul talked about the different captains he played under in the national team and also pointed out the difference in captaincy styles of MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli, and Rohit Sharma. Rahul started his international career under Dhoni, whom he cited as one of his mentors, but played mostly under Kohli. Kohli was his captain in the national team as well as Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Rohit is the more recent captain under whom Rahul served as the vice-captain of the team.

“I have been captained by great leaders, starting with MS Dhoni when he was playing, you know he was the captain, he was my captain, my first captain. I have seen how he handles the team and his calm demeanor, the things he does behind the scenes like building rapport with everyone, these are some of the things that I have learned from him. He knows he needs to build a relationship with all the boys where all the boys will fight for you and be with you. That's what I learned from him."


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Rahul explained during the latest episode of "The Ranveer Show" podcast- "Virat Kohli was our captain then for six seven years and what the Indian team did under him, the numbers are worth watching and it's phenomenal. Passion and aggression were all there in him. He set really high standards and his way of leading and captaining showed the team how to achieve greatness. He did it and we all got inspired by the things he was doing and we tried to be a better version of ourselves and that's something Virat built upon and gave every player the power or the feeling that mediocrity There is no need to be satisfied."

Rahul further added- "When it comes to Rohit, Rahul also mentioned that the opener likes to do his homework before coming on the pitch and has a very meticulous approach towards the game.


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“Rohit Sharma, who is very sharp as a leader, his strategies, he does a lot of homework before the game, he knows the strengths of each individual and what he is going to do and he is put under pressure. He knows where the other team needs to attack or where those players have flaws in their technique and he is really good at understanding strategies and the game. These are all things that I've learned from these guys."