One of the greatest Indian skippers of all time, Sourav Ganguly has recently opened up on a lot of things in his recently released autobiography, ‘A Century Is Not Enough’.
He instilled a will to win and an aggressive streak in his team, especially on foreign tours, that was very different from the passive cricketers on previous tours.
Under his leadership, India won in England, Pakistan and Australia, as well as reaching the 2003 World Cup final. India were easily the second best side in world cricket at at point, but were just not able to match a once on a generation team in Australia.
“I had over the years constantly looked out for players who remain steady under pressure and possess the capability to change the course of the match.” Dada penned it down.
“Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who came to my notice in 2004, was a natural progression of this thought. I was impressed with MS Dhoni from day one,” he further added.
“Today I am happy that my assessment was proven right. It is amazing how he broke through the ranks to become what he is today,” Dada wrote.
Dada also spoke about how he expected Dhoni to do a little bitter in the test format.
“Very difficult to compare, although MS (Dhoni) has been fabulous. MS in the shorter format has been a remarkable captain, fantastic record, may be in the Test format he should have done a bit better,” opined Ganguly.
“Virat (Kohli) has got the capabilities of becoming a very very good captain, but for me the greatest captain is Steve Waugh,” Ganguly added.