MS Dhoni and Rohit Sharma are two of the most popular Indian cricketers at the moment. In both the IPL and international cricket, right-handed batsmen have created a name for themselves with their amazing big-hitting. Dhoni and Rohit have won a total of eight IPL titles between them, demonstrating their dominance in their respective fields.
Rohit Sharma’s and MS Dhoni’s style of captaincy is quite similar. Both stay calm and composed during the match. They never make panic decisions.
1. Only captains to win IPL chasing and defending in a final
While playing in the IPL Finals, the players are under a lot of pressure. In this circumstance, only players with a cool demeanor succeed. The fact that MS Dhoni and Rohit Sharma are the only captains to win an IPL championship while chasing and defending a target in the final demonstrates their excellence.
2. 200+ IPL matches
MS Dhoni and Rohit Sharma both have appeared in 200+ IPL matches. In the year 2008, both batsmen began participating in the league. Dhoni has appeared in 218 IPL games, while Rohit has appeared in 213. Suresh Raina, Dinesh Karthik, and Virat Kohli have also played 200+ games.
3. 4,500+ runs for their franchises
After Suresh Raina, Dhoni is the CSK’s second-highest run-scorer. He has 4,728 runs at an average of 39.4 from 218 matches. Dhoni has also scored 23 half-centuries. For the Yellow Army, Dhoni has blasted the most sixes. Meanwhile, Rohit leads MI in run-scoring with 5,611 runs. He has also scored a century for them.
4. 200+ sixes in the IPL
In the history of the Indian Premier League, only a few Indian batters have smashed 200 or more sixes. MS Dhoni holds the record as the first Indian player to do so. Rohit Sharma, who has smashed 227 sixes in his IPL career, has followed in his footsteps. Virat Kohli, the skipper of Royal Challengers Bangalore, is another Indian batsman to reach the 200-sixes mark.
5. Won two consecutive IPL championships
In the previous 13 years, only two teams have successfully defended their IPL titles. The first team to accomplish this feat was the Chennai Super Kings, led by MS Dhoni. In 2010, the Yellow Army won their first title, which they maintained in 2011. The Mumbai Indians won their fourth IPL victory in 2019 under the leadership of Rohit Sharma. MI silenced their critics and won their fifth championship, despite the fact that few supporters anticipated them to retain the title due to their poor record in the United Arab Emirates.