Five good Indian captains who failed as IPL skippers

Five good Indian captains who failed as IPL skippers

Over the years the league has seen many Indian international skippers leading their respective franchise.

2) Rahul Dravid, (RCB, RR)

Rahul Dravid and Anil Kumble
Anil Kumble with Rahul Dravid (right). (Photo by Ritam Banerjee-IPL 2010/IPL via Getty Images)

Rahul Dravid is one of the most respected cricketers around the world due to his contribution to the game and Indian cricket. The Wall captained the Men in Blue in 104 matches in Tests and ODIs. He was a wise skipper with a good track record and under his captaincy, India won a test series in ENG after 21 years. In their inaugural season, RCB gave the leadership duties to the local boy, Rahul Dravid because of his experience and calm-headed personality.

When Dravid led the Bengaluru based franchise for the first season they finished at the 7th place on the table. He was demoted in the next year and after 2010 he was released by the franchise, where he was picked up by RR in the auction and had a decent season with them. After Warne’s retirement, Dravid was given the mantle of leading the side. In the first year, RR made it to the playoffs but in the following season, they finished at 7th position in the points table. In his captaincy record, he had more losses than wins, unlike his international one.