Mumbai Indians' coach John Wright praises Rohit Sharma, the captain and a batsman!

John Wright feels Rohit has donned both hats with equal skill and has done exceedingly well in executing his responsibilities as skipper as well as a batsman.

updated: May 14, 2013 11:16 IST
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Mumbai Indians' coach John Wright is all praise for the way Rohit Sharma has led the team in the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League. The fact that the 26-year-old belongs to the city, says Wright, has also helped fans identify with him which is very crucial for a team to enjoy passionate support.

Speaking to, Wright explained the decision to appoint Rohit as captain after Ricky Ponting chose to sit out due to poor form. "It was a joint decision but I think still waters run deep and he lives in Mumbai. It is an obvious advantage to have a home captain, someone who lives in the city. I think the fans identify with it and that is important and so we have someone from Mumbai leading Mumbai Indians which I think is pretty appropriate," said the Kiwi and former India coach.

Mumbai defeated Hyderabad at Wankhede on Monday and are currently placed at the top of the points table with 10 wins from 14 matches.

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