Wicketkeeper-batsman Parthiv Patel said, “The competition between these two captains is right.” One captain has won a lot of trophies, while the other captain has created a team.
Sourav Ganguly and Mahendra Singh Dhoni have been the two most successful captains of the Indian cricket team. Ganguly brought a new revolution in the Indian cricket team in the early 2000s. He built a team with great confidence that could challenge some of the world’s best opponents. Dhoni took over the reins of Team India after Ganguly relinquished his captaincy. Under Dhoni’s captaincy, India won three ICC Trophies (2007 T20 World Cup, 2011 ODI World Cup and 2013 Champions Trophy). Dhoni is the only captain in the world who has won all three major ICC tournaments. In such a situation the question always arises that which captain has more influence on Indian cricket? Experienced wicketkeeper-batsman Parthiv Patel has given his opinion on this.
Parthiv Patel believes that Sourav Ganguly contributed more to Indian cricket than Dhoni. On Star Sports’ Cricket Connected, when he was asked, he chose Sourav Ganguly as the most effective Indian captain, not Dhoni. Patel made his debut as a teenager under Ganguly’s captaincy.
“One captain has won a lot of trophies, the other has prepared the team
“, he said, “The competition between these two captains is right.” One captain has won a lot of trophies, while the other captain has created the team. When Sourav Ganguly became the captain, the Indian cricket team was going through a very difficult time in 2000. ”He said that it was Ganguly who drove the team out after a match-fixing scandal and filled new energy.
“Ganguly created a team that achieved success overseas” The
wicketkeeper-batsman added, “Sourav Ganguly created a team that had success overseas.” It is not that we were not winning earlier, but we won at Headingley in Australia. Then we went to Pakistan and won the Test series there. We won big Test matches overseas. “He said,” If we talk about the 2003 World Cup in South Africa, no one was thinking that the Indian team will reach the final. ”
‘Team India reached the final in the
2003 World Cup ‘ Parthiv was part of the Indian team in the African continent in the 2003 World Cup, but did not play a single match. The Indian team reached the final under Ganguly’s captaincy, but lost to Australia at Wanders in Johannesburg.
“Sourav Ganguly started from zero, then formed new team”
Parthiv said, “If you talk about Dhoni. They have many trophies. He is the only captain who has won so many trophies. In my opinion, if I will cast my vote in favor of Dada on this issue, because they started from zero and formed a completely new team. ”
Let us know that Dhoni took the command of Team India in the 2007 T20 World Cup. In 2014, he relinquished Test captaincy and in 2017 he also relinquished the captaincy of Limited Overs. After Dhoni, the command of the Indian cricket team is in the hands of Virat Kohli.