Indian cricket is blessed to witness some of the greatest skippers to lead the country. From Kapil Dev to Sourav Ganguly to MS Dhoni to modern-day Virat Kohli, all of them have taken Indian cricket ahead. Meanwhile, former India head coach Greg Chappell picked Dhoni as the best Indian captain he has seen.
Dhoni is unparallel when it comes to statistics in leading a side. The former India cricketer is the only skipper in history to win three ICC titles – ICC World T20 in 2007, ICC World Cup in 2011, and ICC Champions Trophy 2013.
Dhoni is the best Indian captain – Greg Chappell
Greg Chappell saw MS Dhoni from close quarters when the latter was gaining strides in Indian cricket. Dhoni took over the reins after Chappell stepped down the coach’s role and there was no looking back for him. The former Aussie cricketer rated Dhoni as the best Indian skipper and is among the best in the world.
“In my opinion, he is the best Indian captain that I have seen, and I would put him in the highest bracket of captains and leaders in the game in my experience. He is up there with Michael Brearley, Ian Chappell, Mark Taylor, and Clive Lloyd as the most inspirational captains of the past 50 years,” Hindustan Times quoted Chappell as saying.
Furthermore, Greg Chappell stressed that MS Dhoni stood out from his peers with his confidence and directness. He also talked highly of Dhoni’s self-belief which has worked wonders for the cricketer.
“The outstanding feature was his self-belief. He stood out amongst his peers with his confidence and his directness. MS was not interested in ‘games’. He liked to be dealt with in a direct way, and he responded in kind,” the Aussie added.
Meanwhile, after a lot of speculations, MS Dhoni retired from international cricket on August 15. He will be in action in the upcoming IPL. Dhoni will be leading Chennai Super Kings as they look to win their third IPL title. The Super Kings will miss the service of their reliable batsman Suresh Raina, who pulled out owing to personal reasons.