Without a doubt, Ms Dhoni is the greatest finisher in the limited over cricket. The only captain in the world to have three ICC tournaments 50 over world cup, T-20 world cup and ICC champion trophy in his ‘Arsenal’. During his times of captaincy team, India has reached the top of the ICC Test Rankings.
While in recent times he has often compared with former greatest captain Indian Sourav Ganguly – the man behind the evolution in the Indian cricket team during the 1999s and the early 2000s when there were rumours of spot-fixing on the team.
Gautam Gambhir further added, the seeds of aggression in team India was started by Sourav Ganguly where he backed players like Yuvraj Singh, Virender Sehwag, Harbhajan Singh and Ashish Nehra turned them into – ‘Underdogs to Overnight Heroes’ on many occasions.
On the other sides Gautam, played under both the captaincy of Ganguly and Captain Ms Dhoni during his remarkable career while in recent times he opined about the heights of Success of both captains.
Gautam stated, there is a clear difference between the modern-day captain and Dhoni. The team of Dhoni was invincible and even on the overseas which was founded by Sourav Ganguly but on the other side the players of Kholi team missing the ingredient of aggression – ‘Talent wins matches but teamwork wins the tournaments.’
“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 Jasprit Bumrah now. There are not too many world-beaters or probably people who win you tournaments,” Gambhir was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo.
“But look at what Sourav Ganguly gave to Indian cricket: Yuvraj Singh, Man of the Series in two World Cups [Yuvraj was only Man of the Series in the 2011 World Cup; Shahid Afridi was Man of the Series in the 2007 World T20], Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan, Virender Sehwag – these kinds of world-beaters,” he added.
While Ganguly led India to victory on 21 occasions out of 49 test and helped India to win Natwest 2002 Final – Greatest Games ever and Epic tale to 2003 world Cup final.
On the other side, only 2013 ICC champions trophy was the last big event in team India Arsenal.