MS Dhoni and Ricky Ponting, both the cricketers are regarded as the two most successful skippers in the history of cricket. Having won both the World Cups during their captaincy period, both the cricketers took their teams to new heights. Dhoni and Ponting are often compared with each other, because of their captaincy style.
MS Dhoni is regarded as the most successful skippers to have ever played for team India, having achieved everything a cricketer ever dream of. Under the captaincy of MS Dhoni, the Indian cricket team won the inaugural T20 World Cup in 2007 before winning the 2011 World Cup. MS Dhoni also led team India to win the Champions Trophy.
On the other hand, under Ricky Ponting’s captaincy, Australian cricket team won World Cup 2003 and 2007.
On Wednesday, former Pakistani cricketer Shahid Afridi decided to host a question and answer session on the micro-blogging site Twitter. As soon as he started the session, the fans bombarded him with several interesting questions related to cricket.
Amongst many, a twitter user asked Shahid Afridi to pick a better skipper between MS Dhoni and Ricky Ponting. The fan asked:
The tweet read:
Dhoni or ponting ? Lala choice”
Here, check out the Tweet:
Dhoni or ponting ?
— Kaleem Ullah ● (@KaleemU62165370) July 29, 2020
Shahid Afridi was quick to notice the tweet and come up with an amazing reply to it. In his reply, he picked MS Dhoni as a better skipper and also explained the reason behind the same. He wrote:
“I rate Dhoni a bit higher than Ponting as he developed a new team full of youngsters”
Here, check out the reply of Shahid Afridi:
I rate Dhoni a bit higher than Ponting as he developed a new team full of youngsters
— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) July 29, 2020
During the interaction, Shahid Afridi also named Viv Richards as his favorite batsman, while he said Abdul Qadir was his all-time favorite spinner.