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NEW DELHI: Lalchand Rajput, who was Crew India’s supervisor throughout their victory on the inaugural version of the World T20, gave an perception into wicket-keeper-batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni and what made him the most effective captains the sport has ever seen.
Rajput likened Dhoni’s type to that of former India captain and present BCCI President Sourav Ganguly. He believes that Ganguly performed an enormous position in altering the way in which cricket was performed in India and Dhoni merely took that ahead when he grew to become the captain of the aspect in 2007.
Ganguly is broadly credited with giving gamers likelihood on the highest stage and Dhoni was one in every of them, which ultimately led him to scoring a marathon 148 in opposition to Pakistan in Vizag in 2005. Rajput said Dhoni can also be of the identical mould so far as giving younger gamers likelihood and confidence is worried.
“He (Ganguly) used to present gamers lots of confidence. Ganguly was the one who modified the mentality of the Indian crew and I believe it was simply carried ahead by Dhoni… If Dhoni felt like a sure participant had potential, he made positive he gave that participant acquired sufficient alternatives,” Rajput advised Sportskeeda throughout a reside video interplay on their Fb web page.
Earlier than taking on the reigns throughout codecs, Dhoni performed below a number of big-name captains like Ganguly, Rahul Dravid and Anil Kumble. Rajput said that Dhoni’s captaincy type looks like a mix of each Ganguly and Dravid.
“To be trustworthy, he was very very calm. He used to suppose two steps forward as a result of a captain has to decide on the bottom… One factor I favored about him was that he was a considering captain,” Rajput stated.
“He appeared to me like a mix of Ganguly and Rahul Dravid… Ganguly was very very aggressive and considering however was constructive and considering.”
Dhoni is broadly considered the one of many most interesting captains ever to guide Crew India. Below his management, they took over the No.1 spot within the ICC Take a look at rankings in December 2009.
Additionally, Dhoni stays the one captain within the historical past of the game to guide his crew to a few main ICC titles – WT20 2007 (now T20 WC), World Cup 2011 and Champions Trophy 2013.