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Peripheral awareness makes both Dhoni and Rohit special captains: Tendulkar

Press Trust of India  |  Hyderabad 

Being "switched on" from the first ball coupled with situational awareness has made and the two most successful IPL skipper, reckons iconic

While Dhoni's game awareness is well-documented, Rohit, who has also led the national team as stand-in skipper, has been incredibly successful. He has won all the three IPL finals he has captained till date.

"I think they (Rohit and Dhoni) are pretty sharp. has been leading for a number of years and Rohit has also been incredibly successful. So the ability to read the game and having that peripheral (situational) awareness makes them special captain," Tendulkar told 'Star Sports' on Sunday.

"With we have seen his ability to read match situations and even Rohit is proving that (he has that awareness). Both captains are on toes and switched on from ball one," said the Mumbai Indians' 'Icon'.

Tendulkar also lauded the young talent that has come through along the years, growing up on the pace and frenzy of T20

"Everyone is enjoying the skills of the new generation and their ability to clear the field. Amazing talent on display and the younger generation growing on IPL, it's contagious," said Tendulkar, who played six seasons of IPL till 2013.

Twenty20 is a format where catching the is more important than just trying to play correct cricket, he said.

"It's about adaptability at the given moment in this format. How could you make the most of the six balls that you face or which you are going to bowl. It's not always about being correct but catching your and being a step ahead of opposition as far as planning is concerned," said the legendary batsman.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sun, May 12 2019. 19:51 IST
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