Updated: 21 April 2022
Rohit Sharma and MS Dhoni are two very strong leaders who have excelled as captains for their respective teams. While Dhoni has had huge success both in international cricket and in the IPL, 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 on the basis of IPL performance itself. Let’s have a look at a few factors which differentiate both of these superstars:
DHONI Vs ROHIT IPL RECORDS :
Dhoni’s Record in IPL
220 matches, 4746 runs, highest score-84*, average-39.55, strike rate- 135.83, half-centuries- 23, centuries-0,4’s- 325, 6’s-219.
Rohit’s Record in IPL
213 matches, 5611 runs, highest score- 109*, average- 31.17, strike rate-130.4, half centuries-40, centuries-1, 4’s- 491. 6’s- 227.
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 is the most successful captain in IPL in terms of title. He has won 5 IPL trophies for his team to date. The veteran MS Dhoni is just behind Rohit in the second position with 4 titles.
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|Name||No. of Titles||Representing team||Year|
|Rohit Sharma||5||Mumbai Indians||2013,2015,2017,2019,2020|
|Mahendra Singh Dhoni||4||Chennai Super Kings||2010,2011,2018 & 2021|
|Gautam Gambhir||2||Kolkata Knight Riders||2012,2014|
|Shane Warne||1||Rajasthan Royals||2008|
|Adam Gilchrist||1||Deccan Chargers||2009|
|David Warner||1||Sunrisers Hyderabad||2016|
WINNING PERCENTAGE AS A CAPTAIN:
MS Dhoni is the most successful captain in the history of the IPL in terms of matches won. Rohit surpassed Dhoni in terms of winning percentage. However, if we look closely, his win percentage is marginally higher than Dhoni’s. 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
|Player||Team Captained||Matches Played||Won||Lost||Tied||NR||Win%|
|MS Dhoni||Chennai Super Kings, Rising Pune Supergiants||204||121||82||0||1||59.60|
|Rohit Sharma||Mumbai Indians||136||75||57||4||0||56.61|
HEAD-TO-HEAD MI VS CSK :
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 33 encounters so far between both these teams to date, Mumbai Indians have won 20 games while Chennai Super Kings have won 13.
*Stats include both IPL and CLT20 matches
BATTING RECORDS AGAINST TEAMS LED BY EACH OTHER:
In terms of batting records against teams led by each other, Dhoni is the clear winner here. Dhoni has a superior average and strike rate of 39.55 and 135.83 respectively against Dhoni-led CSK in the IPL.
Rohit, on the other hand, has a slightly lower average of 31.17 against MI under Rohit’s leadership and his runs have also come at a dismal strike rate of 130.4 which is considered low in T20 format.
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 very few matches as captain 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 lesser matches compared to Dhoni. In a few matches, only Rohit has won 5 trophies for Mumbai which has been something to appreciate.
We hope both of these legends keep on bringing glories to their respective sides and keep entertaining cricket lovers.