The Indian cricket team, so far, has had 33 Test captains, 23 captains in ODIs, five in T20Is and there are only a few who have a 100% win record. While these cricketers have been the stand-in skippers or temporary skippers for team India, however, India has won all the games under their leadership.
Here, we bring you three skippers who have a 100% win record for team India as a skipper in the ODI format of the game. Have a look:
3. Anil Kumble:
The legendary Indian cricketer, Anil Kumble took the most number of wickets for India in ODIs and Test cricket. Infact, he is fondly remembered for picking up all 10 wickets in an innings. He has led India to a number of victories as the skipper of the Test team. The 14 Test games he captained between 2007 and 2008 yielded three wins, five draws, and six losses.
In the year 2002, Anil Kumble captained the ODI team for the first time against England in the third ODI match between India and England and in this match as well, team India emerged out victorious by 4-wickets. However, this match proved to be the last match of Anil Kumble’s career as an ODI skipper.
2. Gautam Gambhir:
Former Indian Gautam Gambhir never got a chance to become the regular skipper of team India. However, whenever he got the role of Team India standing skipper, he made everyone happy with his performance as a skipper as well. He has captained the Indian cricket team in 6 ODIs during 2010-2011 and has won all six games.
1. Ajinkya Rahane:
Ajinkya Rahane is the only Indian skipper to have a 100% win record in two different formats. In both Tests and ODIs, Rahane has won all the games he has captained. His overall record as captain across all format reads: Played 6, won 5 and lost 1.