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Updated: 13 April 2024

Rohit Sharma and MS Dhoni are two very strong leaders who have excelled as IPL captains for their respective teams. While Dhoni has had huge success both in international cricket and in the Indian Premier League, Rohit on the other hand has been very successful mostly within the boundaries of the IPL.

So, if we want to judge their qualities as a captain, it would be better that we judge them based on IPL performance itself. It is worth noting that both Dhoni and Rohit are playing under new captains in their respective teams in the 17th season. Let’s have a look at a few factors that differentiate both of these superstars:

Dhoni vs Rohit IPL Records :

Dhoni’s Record in IPL

254 matches, 5107 runs, highest score-84*, average-39.00, strike rate- 136.1, half-centuries- 24, centuries-0,4’s- 352, 6’s-241.

Rohit’s Record in IPL

248 matches, 6367 runs, highest score- 109*, average- 29.61, strike rate-130.67, half centuries-42, centuries-1, 4’s- 571, 6’s- 267.

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If we go by this record, Rohit has an edge over Dhoni in terms of runs. However, Dhoni has a better strike rate because of him being remained not out in many innings for CSK.

Captaincy Record Dhoni vs Rohit :

Rohit Sharma and MS Dhoni both are the most successful captains of the IPL in terms of title. Rohit has won 5 IPL trophies for his team to date. The veteran MS Dhoni also won the 5th IPL trophy last year and equalled Rohit’s record.

NameNo. of TitlesRepresenting teamYear
Rohit Sharma5Mumbai Indians2013,2015,2017,2019,2020
Mahendra Singh Dhoni5Chennai Super Kings2010,2011,2018, 2021 & 2023
Gautam Gambhir2Kolkata Knight Riders2012,2014
Shane Warne1Rajasthan Royals2008
Adam Gilchrist1Deccan Chargers2009
David Warner1Sunrisers Hyderabad2016
Hardik Pandya1Gujarat Titans2022

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Winning Percentage As A Captain:

MS Dhoni is the most successful captain in the history of the IPL in terms of matches won as well as in terms of winning percentage. However, if we look closely, his win percentage is marginally higher than Dhonis. Rohit has played a lesser game than Dhoni as a captain.

Below is a list of MS Dhoni & Rohit Sharma captaincy records in the IPL

PlayerTeam CaptainedMatches PlayedWonLostTiedNRWin%
MS DhoniChennai Super Kings, Rising Pune Supergiants226133910258.84
Rohit SharmaMumbai Indians15887674055.06

Here is the Head-To-Head MI vs CSK

The rivalry stats between MI vs CSK have been something in which Rohit-led MI has shown dominance. Out of 38 encounters (including 2 CPL matches) so far between both these teams to date, Mumbai Indians have won 21 games while Chennai Super Kings have won 17.

Matches Played38
CSK Won17
MI Won21
No Result0

*Stats include both IPL and CLT20 matches

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MS Dhoni has been the best Captain India has ever produced. His records in tests and ODI for team India have been phenomenal. Rohit Sharma on the other hand has appeared for a few matches as captain compared to Dhoni for the national side.

If we compare the IPL stats of both of these legends, MSD has a higher winning percentage than Rohit. Rohit has captained for fewer matches compared to Dhoni. Both have won 5 trophies for their teams which has been something to appreciate.