Sourav Ganguly gave of world-beaters to Team India, when he handed over it’s to Dhoni. But Dhoni didn’t give sufficient ‘quality players’ to his successor Virat Kohli. It is brought out by Former India opener Gautam Gambhir on Monday.
Gambhir commended that India only had Kohli and opener Rohit Sharma following the retirement of legends while Ganguly. He was the captain of Team India for six years, will always be remembered formoldingquality players.
“When MS Dhoni finished [his captaincy stint], he hasn’t given enough quality players to Virat Kohli, apart from Virat Kohli himself and Rohit Sharma, or Jaspri tBumrah now. There are not too many world-beaters, or probably people who win you tournaments,” Gambhir coded on a sports news website.
Gambhir also stated about Sourav Ganguly’s team contribution to Indian cricket. He mentioned that actually,Ganguly gave up such a world – beaters team with Yuvraj Singh, Man of the Series in two World Cups, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan, Virender Sehwag
Ganguly led India to 21 wins in 49 Tests and in 146 ODIs, Team India achieved 76 games under his leadership. Men In Blue also nailed the NatWest Series in 2002 and made it to the final of the 2003 World Cup under Ganguly’s captaincy.
On the other hand, Dhoni led Men In Blue beated the inaugural edition of the T20 World Cup. In 2011, Team India won the 50-over World Cup under Dhoni’s captaincy. In 2013, Dhoni became the first-ever captain to lead a team to all three ICC trophies. when Team India succeeded in putting forth the Champions Trophy.
In 2014, Dhoni stepped down as Test captain and Kohli was appointed the new skipper. At last In 2017, Kohli charged as the full-time captain.