Dubai, Sep 29 (PTI) Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s stocks as a batsman might be dwindling rapidly but Rohit Sharma is proud of the fact that he has imbibed the ability to remain calm under pressure from his illustrious predecessor. Also Read - India Head Coach Ravi Shastri Uses 'Tracer Bullet' Reference to Urge People to Stay Indoors Amid Coronavirus Lockdown

Coach Ravi Shastri has praised Rohit’s calm demeanour during their victorious Asia Cup campaign, a trait that he has picked up from his illustrious predecessor. Also Read - Virat Kohli is not a Guy to Mess Around, Says Head Coach Ravi Shastri

“Whatever I have seen of him (Dhoni) leading the side for all these years, he never panicked, took time while taking decisions. There are those similarities in me too,” skipper Rohit told mediapersons today. Also Read - Forced Break Good Time For India Players to Re-Energise Themselves: Ravi Shastri

The stylish Mumbaikar spoke about qualities in Dhoni that he has tried to inculcate.

“I also try to first think and then react. Yes, 50-over cricket gives you time but still you need to take time as well. I have learnt this from seeing him, we have played for so many years under his captaincy. Whenever there is something, he is ready with advice.” Dhoni didn’t exactly set the Asia Cup on fire with his batting but his smart glovework and strategic interventions were for everyone to see.

“We always keep on learning from Dhoni bhai because he has been such a great captain. Whenever there were questions or doubts on the field, he was always there to answer,” Rohit signed off.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.