As cricket activities are yet to resume in most parts of the world because almost all the cricketing activities and tournaments have been suspended due to the Coronavirus pandemic, several current and former cricketers are indulging in various interactive sessions on social media.
The most latest one is the captaincy comparison of two of the most successful skippers of the Indian cricket team — Sourav Ganguly and MS Dhoni. Former South African skipper Graeme Smith recently gave his opinion on the difference between the two skippers.
Recently, as the two former Indian skippers celebrated their birthdays on the occasion, Star Sports conducted a survey asking fans about their leadership qualities.
While MS Dhoni is regarded as one of the most successful skippers in the Indian cricket history, having won all the ICC trophies and on the other hand, Sourav Ganguly is always credited for introducing modern cricket to the nation. Both the cricketers have taken the Indian cricket to greater heights during their respective reigns.
Talking about the difference between both the legendary skippers, former South African skipper Graeme Smith suggested that Ganguly would have won many trophies if he had a player like MS Dhoni in his squad. He said:
“The biggest difference between Dada’s captaincy and MS’s captaincy is MS, the player for me. I think in that middle order, the ability to close games, win games, finish games in that calm that he brought to the people around him. I think for me, that is probably the biggest difference between the two heroes, is MS Dhoni.”
“If Dada had an MS type player, his team was slightly more developed, I think you would have seen him win plenty more trophies. Dada was blessed to play or not blessed to play in an era where Australian cricket was at the forefront and dominating the world game as well which at the time the team had won the most during that period,”