Former England skipper Michael Vaughan has revealed under whose captaincy he would have played in the Indian Premier League (IPL) if he had to choose between two of India and world cricket’s best batsmen of this generation Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma.
Rohit Sharma is the most successful captain in the history of the IPL, having led the Mumbai Indians to five titles since taking over as captain in the 2013 edition. Meanwhile, the ‘Hitman‘ won the IPL as a player in 2009, when he was a member of the now-defunct Deccan Chargers, which was led by Australian legend Adam Gilchrist. At the same time, Rohit had also led MI to a CLT20 (now defunct) win in 2013.
‘I Could See Myself Next To Rohit’: Michael Vaughan
Michael Vaughan tackled this question during an interaction with CricTracker. He was asked to name the captain under whom he would have liked to play in the cash-rich league, given that the tournament which started in 2008, has seen multiple trophy-winning captains in Gautam Gambhir, MS Dhoni, Adam Gilchrist and David Warner.
Vaughan was very clear with his answer and named MI skipper Rohit Sharma, who as a player as well as the most IPL titles to his name-6.
“Rohit Sharma. Mumbai Indians, the best T20 team in the world without any question. He is a magnificent leader. He is calm and composed. His strategies are very clever and I could see myself next to Rohit”, said Michael Vaughan while speaking to CricTracker.
Mumbai Indians are the current defending champions having won a second straight title last year when the event was held in the UAE where they defeated first-time finalist Delhi Capitals rather comfortably.
This year, they didn’t have the best of starts, as has been the case but steadily began picking up momentum before the season was suspended with growing coronavirus cases inside the various IPL bio-bubbles.