Indian players who won IPL as captains
Leading a team in the Indian Premier League can be a daunting task as it involves players from various countries and different cultural backgrounds. Moreover, to gel, as team players often get just about a week or so before the start of the tournament.
In such a scenario, the role of the captain becomes all the more important as he has to make sure that he understands the strengths and weaknesses of every player in the squad. Also, he has to understand the skill set of every player which is not easy as some players are picked from domestic competitions of various countries.
Over the years many Indian players have got the opportunity to lead their respective teams in IPL, but only 3 have been successful in winning the title for their franchise.
#1 Rohit Sharma (2013, 2015 and 2017)
Recently Rohit Sharma led India to Asia Cup title, to his credit Sharma did a fairly good job both tactically on the field and in team selection.
Impressed with his leadership some people went on to say that he should be the regular Indian captain in ODI's. As far as his leadership stint is concerned it all started with the IPL.
Rohit Sharma got the opportunity to display his credentials as a captain when Mumbai Indians appointed him as the captain during the 2013 season after Ricky Ponting was dropped from the team due to lack of form.
Sharma impressed all and sundry with his leadership skills and under his leadership, Mumbai Indians have won 3 titles so far, in 2013, 2015 and 2017.