Statistics say MS Dhoni is India’s greatest captain however there have been different good skippers as nicely, says Gautam Gambhir


He thinks that Dhoni will likely be thought of the perfect if one is simply judged by way of successful the World Cup.

Gautam Gambhir
Gautam Gambhir. (Photograph by Qamar Sibtain/The India Right this moment Group by way of Getty Photos)

Former India opener Gautam Gambhir is understood for his sharp evaluation and he by no means minces a phrase whereas placing forth his viewpoints. The 37-year-old, who has now change into an MP after contesting the final elections this yr after quitting the sport, not too long ago mentioned that there are Indian captains who’ve finished higher than MS Dhoni. He cited the names of Sourav Ganguly, Anil Kumble and Virat Kohli as captains who’ve led India to wonderful feats and added that it’s not proper to offer all credit for fulfillment to the captain and blame him when in any other case.

Dhoni is India’s most profitable captain as per the statistician’s e book. He has led India in 60 Assessments, 200 ODIs and 72 T20Is and received 27, 110 and 41 video games, respectively. Whereas no person is there near him as of but (among the many present captains like Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma who replaces the previous) within the restricted codecs, Kohli is only one Take a look at in need of equalling Dhoni’s document of 27 wins. He’ll higher Dhoni’s document wins in Assessments if India win 2-Zero towards the West Indies within the upcoming sequence within the Caribbeans.

Ganguly, Kumble, Kohli have additionally led India nicely, says Gambhir

“If you happen to see the statistics, then he (Dhoni) is the perfect captain. However that doesn’t imply that different captains have finished badly. Sourav Ganguly has finished good captaincy; now we have received outdoors below him. Beneath Virat Kohli’s captaincy, now we have received ODI sequence in South Africa and Take a look at sequence in Australia.

It’s true that MS Dhoni has received us two World Cups (2007 and 2011) however it’s not honest to offer all credit score to the captain for fulfillment and criticise solely him when it doesn’t go your manner. Dhoni has received the Champions Trophy and World Cups however different captains have additionally taken India ahead. Captains like Anil Kumble have finished the job although not for lengthy; Rahul Dravid additionally led India to win in England,” he mentioned in an unique interview to TV9.

Gambhir had as soon as mentioned up to now that the perfect captain below who he has performed is Kumble. He additionally mentioned that with completely different captains successful and dropping in several nations, it’s troublesome to evaluate who is healthier than whom. The previous opener maintained that Dhoni will likely be thought of the perfect if one is simply judged by way of successful the World Cup.