Comparisons are sometimes made between the 2 most profitable captains of the Indian cricket group, Sourav Ganguly and Mahendra Singh Dhoni (MS Dhoni). Ganguly is much forward when it comes to profitable abroad however Dhoni has a number of ICC trophies to his credit score, together with the one-day World Cup received in 2011.
Both the captains had contributed considerably in advancing Indian cricket. Ganguly took over the captaincy of Team India after the match-fixing controversy and the sudden resignation of Sachin Tendulkar and pulled the Indian group out of bother.
Ganguly ushered in a brand new period of Team India and he was joined by younger gamers like Zaheer Khan, Harbhajan Singh, Yuvraj Singh, Yuvraj Singh and Virender Sehwag. Later, with India profitable the primary World Cup beneath Dhoni's captaincy, he achieved many extra achievements. <! –
That is, the muse of Dhoni's success was laid by Ganguly. Former Indian opener Gautam Gambhir additionally believes the identical. However, he additionally stated that Dhoni didn’t give good gamers to his successor Virat Kohli like Ganguly.
In an announcement to ESPN Cricinfo, Gambhir stated, "When MS Dhoni finished his captaincy, he did not give Virat Kohli, Kohli and Rohit Sharma or Jaspreet Bumrah any more good players."
He stated, "The team does not have much matchwinning players or big tournament winners. But you see that Sourav Ganguly gave more to Indian cricket: Yuvraj Singh, who was both Man of the Series in the World Cup, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan, Virender Sehwag – they are all world class players. "
Gambhir additionally stated that issues had been a lot simpler for Dhoni than Ganguly. "Both of them have taken Indian cricket far ahead. Yes, things were easier for Dhoni than for Ganguly but there were influences," he stated.
The former cricketer additional stated, "I can only talk about Dhoni as he was very serious in taking Indian cricket forward. People always felt that he was not serious about Test cricket but He was equally serious about Test cricket. That's why he reached the number one ranking. "