There are a very few cricketers who have claims of contributing more to Indian cricket than Sourav Ganguly and Mahendra Singh Dhoni. With the sheer strength of their achievements, they are the two candidates for the title of ‘Greatest Indian Captain’. Astute leaders and great readers of the game, both of them have taken Indian cricket to newer heights. In this article, however, we try to evaluate and compare the two and decide on who is a tad better. Lets have a look at the 5 Reasons why Dhoni is a better captain than Ganguly!
1) The statistics clearly favour MSD
While statistics do not always paint the correct picture in terms of the supremacy of one leader over another, it certainly is a good indicator. MSD trumps Dada in terms of the win percentage with a 45% win rate over 42.5%. The same trend reflects in ODIs too with MSD registering a win percentage of 56.74%, 5 percentage points above Sourav Ganguly.