Over the years Team India have produced great captain in international cricket circuit. Former explosive batter Virender Sehwag has compared the captaincy between Sourav Ganguly and Virat Kohli in a sports 18 show. He stated that Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly built a new team and always backed the youngsters but Virat Kohli didn’t do that.
“Sourav Ganguly built a new team, brought in new players and backed them through their highs and lows,” Sehwag said on Home of Heroes, Sports18’s newest offering. “I doubt if Kohli did that in his tenure.”
Meanwhile, Ganguly led Indian team for almost five years and won 21 from 49 test matches. He changed face of Indian cricket to win in the foreign countries. Under his captaincy India reached 2003 world cup final. India won NatWest and ICC champions trophy in 2002 under his leadership. Sourav Ganguly led Team India retained Border-Gavaskar trophy in 2003-2004 in Australia and also won Test and
ODI series in Pakistan.
Virender Sehwag, who scored first tripple hundred in test cricket for India, believed that in his opinion number one captain is the one who builds the team and backs them.
“In my opinion, the #1 captain is the one who builds a team and gives confidence to his players. He (Kohli) backed some players, some he did not.”
Virat Kohli left his captaincy in all formats of cricket in the last year. As a captain his records are far better than Sourav Ganguly but he didn’t win any major ICC tournaments. He led team India for 68 test matches and won 40 of them.
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