Rohit Sharma needs more time to produce results: Ganguly

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma has a word with the Indian players during a training session. File photo: AFP/Chandan Khanna

New Delhi: Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Sourav Ganguly has refrained from comparing Indian captain Rohit Sharma with others, saying each captain has a different perspective of the game and has his own way of leading the team.

The former captain added that Rohit has different leadership qualities and the others had something different. He said Rohit as a captain has a laid back and composed attitude and he should be given sometime to produce better results.

"Rohit Sharma has a bit of a laid back attitude. He wants to do things in a very calm and composed way. He is not in a hurry all the time, and not someone who's into your face all the time," Ganguly said on the sidelines of a function in Kolkata.

"MS Dhoni handled the transition fantastically. Then came Virat Kohli who has a fantastic record. He was a different sort of captain, he did things differently. Every individual is different, I don't compare captains, everybody has their way of leadership," he added.

Due to a packed cricketing schedule, Rohit didn't captain India in the 3-0 ODI series win over the West Indies in Trinidad. In his absence, left-handed opener Shikhar Dhawan stepped up to do the leadership role and excelled in it.

Ganguly was impressed by Rohit and said he should be given some time before being compared with the likes of Dhoni and Kohli.

"When you back someone let him captain, give him a bit of time to give results, and then see what happens," he said.

Asked on FIFA's ban on the All India Football Federation, Ganguly said, "I don't deal with football so I won't be able to answer that question. But I think every sports body has a system, every sports body has its rules and regulations. We at BCCI also have rules and protocols."

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