Best Indian captain in the past two decades? Mohammad Kaif responds
Mohammad Kaif made his international debut under the captaincy of Sourav Ganguly.
Updated - May 11, 2020 1:02 pm
Mohammad Kaif, the former Indian cricketer was recently involved in a live session on Hello App amid the COVID-19 outbreak. During the interaction, he talked about cricket related topics and asked everyone to follow guidelines given by the government in these alarming conditions. Meanwhile, he also picked the best Indian skipper in the past two decades.
In cricket, Team India is well honored to have some brilliant skippers in the past like Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid, Anil Kumble, MS Dhoni. The national side reaped a lot of success during their respective tenures. Now, Virat Kohli is making his name into that elite list of the skippers.
However, one thing cannot be taken away is that Dhoni was the only skipper in among all the aforementioned skippers, who helped Team India in winning T20 World Cup, 50-over World Cup and ICC Champions Trophy. And, it is something that is never achieved by any skipper in the history of international cricket.
Mohammad Kaif said that he followed his father footsteps
In the live session, Mohammad Kaif was asked to pick the best Indian skipper in the last two decades. The fans had expected that he might take the name MS Dhoni’s name but that was not the case. He said that Sourav Ganguly is the best Indian skipper, who led Team India to several glorious victories in the past, “Sourav Ganguly is the best Indian captain and he’s led the country to several glories under his leadership,” Kaif said in the live session.
The 39-year-old also talked about his international career and said it was a dream come true for him to able to play for Team India in his life. As per him, it was always an honor to play alongside some of the legendary cricketers like Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Virender Sehwag.
“Being a small-town boy, I had a desire to play for Team India and I achieved it. People from UP didn’t use to get too many chances in cricket, but there have been quite a few players from my state who played for India. My father also played cricket, so I too followed his footsteps,” Kaif said.