‘Kapil Dev, MS Dhoni on same page as leaders but Ganguly the best’: Former India spinner Maninder Singh

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In cricket, a captain is what a supervisor is to a soccer workforce or maybe larger. One good proceed, a fast bowling change, an impressed field placement, can change the course of the match. Fortunately, India, on that entrance, have been blessed with some nice captains. In phrases of win proportion, present skipper Virat Kohli outdoes everybody, by way of trophies there’s nobody near MS Dhoni. But is it truthful to evaluate a captain’s affect just by the result of the match or event? Former India spinner Maninder Singh actually doesn’t assume so.

Maninder who has represented India in 35 Tests and 49 ODIs between 1982 and 1993 taking 88 and 66 wickets respectively, believes it is vitally vital for a captain to instil perception in his workforce and likewise back his players.

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The former left-arm spinner credited India’s 1983 World Cup-winning captain Kapil Dev for making everybody imagine by profitable India’s maiden world title, which afterward helped the likes of Sourav Ganguly and MS Dhoni.

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“Dhoni was lucky that Kapil Dev won us the World Cup in 1983 then Dhoni was lucky that before him it was Sourav Ganguly, who made us believe that we can beat any team and in any conditions, so Dhoni got that,” Maninder instructed Hindustan Times in an unique chat.

Maninder added that in response to him Kapil and Dhoni are on the identical web page as captains due to the truth that they have been positive, calm, and tactically excellent.

“When Kapil Dev was the captain that belief was missing. Otherwise, the positivity, the calmness, the captaincy instincts of these two is the same. For me, Kapil and Dhoni are on the same page. If Kapil had somebody else who had won us the world cup before him, then he could also have been a greater captain,” he mentioned.

The former left-arm spinner, nevertheless, named present BCCI president Sourav Ganguly as one of the best Indian captain due to his skill to identify expertise and back them to succeed.

“I loved Ganguly’s captaincy. See what all he has given Indian cricket He was a great judge of talent. He pulled out Yuvraj from the dumps, he got back Harbhajan Singh when he was dropped,” he mentioned.

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Maninder highlighted that Ganguly, who led India in 146 ODIs and 49 Tests, gave India a no. cricketers like Virender Sehwag, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan, and Yuvraj Singh.

“Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir you name it. He made Rahul Dravid keep wickets. Dravid scored 10 thousand runs in ODI cricket. Sehwag was a middle-order batsman, he told him to open in South Africa. Sehwag in an interview has said ‘what if I don’t get runs, I’m not an opener I don’t how to?’ Ganguly told him ‘I’ll give you these Test matches in South Africa, if you fail, I give you a guarantee that you won’t be dropped, I will play you in the middle order’. This is what a leader is. I might have forgotten names, Sehwag, Harbhajan, Yuvraj, Zaheer Khan.

“I think it was Sourav who told him to play county cricket and after that, we had a different Zaheer Khan. For me, to be honest, Sourav Ganguly was the best,” Maninder added.

Further explaining the qualities of an excellent chief, Maninder mentioned, a frontrunner needs to be each affected person and aggressive. “See, a good leader will always be very patient and by patient, I don’t mean he won’t be aggressive. He will show patience by backing good talent, he will allow breathing space to young cricketers but at the same time he will show aggressive intent when on the cricket field just to send his message across to the opposition team.”

[Attribution HT]

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