When it comes to calmness, I am similar to Dhoni: Rohit

Rohit Sharma agrees that it is Mahendra Singh Dhoni from whom he has learnt all the tricks of the trade after having played for so many years under his captaincy.

Rohit Sharma believes that it has been Dhoni from whom he has learnt the tricks of the trade over the years. (FILE IMAGE)   -  Getty Images

Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s stocks as a batsman might be dwindling rapidly but Rohit Sharma is proud of the fact that he has imbibed the ability to remain calm under pressure from his illustrious predecessor.

“Whatever I have seen of him (Dhoni) leading the side for all these years, he never panicked, took time while taking decisions. There are those similarities in me too,” skipper Rohit told mediapersons on Saturday.

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The stylish Mumbaikar, while speaking about qualities in Dhoni that he has tried to inculcate, added, “I also try to first think and then react. Yes, 50-over cricket gives you time but still you need to take time as well. I have learnt this from seeing him, we have played for so many years under his captaincy. Whenever there is something, he is ready with advice.”

Dhoni did not exactly set the Asia Cup on fire with his batting but his smart glovework and strategic interventions were for everyone to see.

“We always keep on learning from Dhoni bhai because he has been such a great captain. Whenever there were questions or doubts on the field, he was always there to answer,” Rohit signed off.

Meanwhile, coach Ravi Shastri has also praised Rohit’s calm demeanour during India's victorious Asia Cup campaign.