IPL 7: Don't underestimate Rohit Sharma as captain, says John Wright

Mumbai Indians coach John Wright said Rohit Sharma has led the team from the front and has has done an outstanding job as a captain so far.

updated: April 16, 2014 14:55 IST
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Dubai: Heaping praise on Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma, coach John Wright said that the youngster was "one of most natural captains" and under-estimating him as a leader would be a mistake. "Rohit is one of those guys who just jump into the role and fit into it like a glove," Wright said. (Click here for latest on Indian Premier League)

"His tactical decisions have been great, which is very important on the field. But leadership is all about performance, and Rohit has led the team from the front. He has done an outstanding job and I don't think he should be underestimated," he added. (Also read: Srinivasan named in IPL spot-fixing probe report, says Supreme Court)

Wright, however, pointed out that as defending champions' skipper, Rohit would face challenges. "He will always be faced with a challenge. This time, he comes in as the defending captain, which is not easy. But his captaincy adds a lot to this team, and what he has contributed to this team should not be undermined. In some of the big games last season, I don't think he put a foot wrong. I think he's one of the most natural captains I have ever met," Wright told the IPL's official website. (Click here for full IPL schedule)

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