Harbhajan Singh has tasted success with both the top two IPL teams Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians respectively. While he mostly played under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma in Mumbai Indians, he is currently a member of Chennai Super Kings under the leadership of MS Dhoni. All that puts Harbhajan in a great position to compare the captaincy skills of both the successful captains.
Rohit Sharma and Mahendra Singh Dhoni are the most successful captains ever in Indian Premier League history. Off-spin Harbhajan Singh has played for both these teams under the captaincy of both captains. Currently, Chennai Super Kings' important bowler Harbhajan Singh has given a statement about the captaincy of Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Rohit Sharma. Harbhajan says that MS Dhoni is a captain who does not command the bowler. At the same time, Rohit always thinks about the wicket.
Talking to the Cricket Monthly, Harbhajan Singh said,
Dhoni is not such a captain, what he says, do this, he wants that you do what you can do. You can do 6 offspinners right there. What this boy is doing and will do, but he never tells me what you have to do.
Harbhajan Singh gave an example of a match and said, “During the IPL, the match was being played in Pune, in that match Shardul Thakur was proving to be expensive, I went to Dhoni, I said why not tell him that he is using his balls.” Angle change or fielders should be reversed. In response to this, Dhoni said to me, “If I say something to Shardul in this situation, Bhaju will be confused, let him eat fours and sixes.”
Harbhajan Singh has played a lot of cricket for India under the captaincy of MS Dhoni. Dhoni is now the captain of Chennai Super Kings and Harbhajan plays for CSK. Earlier, he used to play for Mumbai Indians in IPL. He captained Mumbai Indians before Rohit Sharma became the captain of Mumbai Indians.
Regarding Rohit Sharma's captaincy Harbhajan Singh said,
Rohit Sharma also gives his bowlers a lot of leeway during the match, but he always thinks about the wicket, he never bowles to you. If you want an attacking fielding, then he will put an aggressive fielding for you, whether the ball is spinning or not, Rohit will give you a fielder in the slip. There have been many times when I have to apply two slips.
Rohit Sharma and Mahendra Singh Dhoni are two such captains who were very successful in IPL. MS Dhoni has won the title three times to the Chennai Super Kings under his captaincy. While Hitman Rohit Sharma has made Mumbai Indians champions four times so far.