Ganguly is much better a captain than Dhoni : Steve Waugh
By : Ranajoy Chakrabarty
It was the third day’s play of India vs. Australia 2nd test at Sydney, when a Bengali reporter caught up to the former Australian captain Steve Waugh to ask him some questions about the ongoing series.
Steve said, India had a great opportunity to win to win in Melbourne, but squandered a golden opportunity and here in Sydney India played some real bad cricket. Yes, the bowlers tried hard, but it was never enough. The Australian batsman looked very comfortable in the middle.
And then the reporter threw in the golden question to Steve Waugh, “You played, against Sourav Ganguly the Captain & now you saw Dhoni the captain, how will you rate them?”
Steve said, Ganguly was more confident to win in Australia than Dhoni. Sourav injected a sense of a self-confidence inside the team, a never say die-attitude, under him the team never gave up. They team had an attitude made of hard steel; they would just not be intimidated by the Australian conditions. Dhoni on the other hand, is a bit cool, I can’t term it bad, but certainly in Australia, to beat the home side, you need to like Sourav, a bit more aggressive. The team should have an attacking mentality at all times; this is what Sourav used to do very well.
Just proves yet again, that MSD may have won two world cups, may in few years win more tests than Sourav Ganguly, but Sourav Ganguly will still be & forever be the Greatest Indian Captain ever, respected not just by his fans, but even more so, respected by the opponents he played against. And ultimately that’s the true evaluation of any sportsman, how much his opponents respected him as a player. So yes, be it now or forever, Sourav Ganguly will always remain the Greatest ever.
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