Michael Hussey picks the very best ODI captain between MS Dhoni and Ricky Ponting


Hussey is likely one of the few gamers who performed below each Dhoni and Ponting.

Michael Hussey
Michael Hussey. (Photograph by Ryan Pierse/Getty Photos)

MS Dhoni and Ricky Ponting have many issues in widespread. Each have been glorious with the bat in all of the three codecs of the sport, whereas as a captain, the duo has received a number of championships together with the ICC World Cup. Ponting received the mega ICC occasion in 2003 and 2007, together with two Champions Trophies as captain of Australia, whereas Dhoni received the occasion in 2011, then received the World T20 in 2007 after which ICC Champions Trophy in 2013.

Dhoni has additionally received the Asia Cup in 2010 and 2016 and is the one skipper on this planet to win all the main ICC championships. Each the gamers are considered one of many greats of the sport and although Ponting retired in 2012, Dhoni’s profession can be winding up fairly shortly.

Not too long ago, Michael Hussey was requested to select the very best captain between Dhoni and Ponting and the previous Aussie may need undoubtedly discovered it robust as he performed below each of them.

Hussey’s attention-grabbing choose

Michael Hussey had made his debut for Australia below Ponting in 2005 and received the 2007 World Cup in West Indies. He then got here to India and performed six seasons enjoying for Chennai Tremendous Kings (CSK) within the Indian Premier League (IPL) below MS Dhoni, profitable the title twice in 2010 and 2011. He was an integral a part of the staff, opening with Murali Vijay and was appointed as CSK’s batting coach in 2018.

When requested to select between the 2 greats as to which was the very best captain he performed below, Hussey was reluctant at first, however then made a clear-cut alternative. “It’s a troublesome one, properly, I must say, Ricky. I by no means performed in ODIs with MS Dhoni, so I’ll go along with Ricky,” Hussey was quoted as saying by Instances Now.

Michael Hussey is extensively considered top-of-the-line batsmen to play worldwide cricket. He succeeded Michael Bevan because the finisher in ODIs and T20Is for Australia and although had a brief worldwide profession, scored 6235 runs in 79 Checks, 5442 runs in 185 ODIs, and 721 runs in 38 T20Is for Australia. He smashed a complete of 21 worldwide centuries in his profession.

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