Bengaluru: India vice-captain Rohit Sharma has revealed who is country’s best skipper and also pointed out the reason for his immense success at the international level.

Yesterday (February 2), India completed a historic 5-0 whitewash over New Zealand in T20Is. India are the first time in the shortest format of the game to achieve this clean sweep in a five-match series.

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In the fifth T20I in Mount Maunganui, Rohit was India’s stand-in skipper as Virat Kohli was rested. However, Rohit got injured and KL Rahul took charge of the team during New Zealand’s innings.

On February 2, Rohit, on Curly Tales episode on YouTube, praised Mahendra Singh Dhoni for his calmness and said he is the best Indian captain.

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“Whole of India knows that MS Dhoni is the one who has been like that (calm). I think it is in-born. It has helped him to make such good decisions on the field. You see he is the most successful Indian captain with all three ICC trophies with him and many IPL titles as well. He is the best captain India has seen. Obviously there is a reason behind it. That reason is him being calm and composed under a pressure situation.

“I have seen him handle a lot of young bowlers when they get under pressure, he just goes and puts his arm around them and talks to them about what he needs to do and what not. When a younger player is being treated like that by a senior member of the team, you obviously feel confident and you want to deliver for the team,” the opening batsman said.

Dhoni is the only captain in the history of cricket to have won all three ICC trophies (World T20 2007, World Cup 2011 and Champions Trophy 2013). He is currently not part of the Indian team. He has not played limited overs cricket since the ICC World Cup 2019 semi-final against New Zealand in July 2019.