Sachin Tendulkar wasn't a great captain as he was so involved in his own performance: Madan Lal

Sachin Tendulkar wasn’t a great captain as he was so involved in his own performance: Madan Lal

Tendulkar had two stints as the captain of the national team but he failed on both the occasions.

Madan Lal and Sachin Tendulkar
Madan Lal and Sachin Tendulkar. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Sachin Tendulkar is inarguably one of the greatest to have braced the sport. In an illustrious career, the Master Blaster scripted many records and proved his dominance with the willow. The highest run-scorer in two formats, Tendulkar also achieved the massive feat of amassing 100 international centuries.

There’s no doubt over the calibre of Tendulkar as he is regarded as the most decorated player in Indian cricket. Known as ‘The God’, Tendulkar is also the most capped player in the history of the sport. Despite dazzling with the willow, Tendulkar failed to leave his mark when it came to captaining Team India.

Sachin Tendulkar had two stints as the captain of the national team but he failed on both the occasions. He continued his run-scoring spree after his captaincy stint but did not don the skipper’s hat again.

Tendulkar, who bid adieu to international cricket in 2013, led India in 25 matches. However, his stint wasn’t a fruitful one as the side suffered defeat in nine matches while 12 games ended in a draw. India only managed to win four Tests under Tendulkar’s leadership. Talking about his captaincy in ODIs, India clinched victory in 23 out of 73 matches under the ‘Little Master‘.

Sachin Tendulkar found it difficult to take care of the team: Madan Lal

Former India all-rounder Madan Lal, who coached India from 1996 to 1997, opened up on Tendulkar’s failed captaincy stint, which still remains a mystery. According to Madan Lal, Tendulkar was involved in his own performance and found it difficult to take care of the team.

“I won’t agree with you that he was not a great captain. But he was so involved in his own performance, he found it difficult to take care of the team. Because as a captain you not only need to take care of your performance but also get the best performance from the other 10 players. It is critical how you manage them,” he told Sportskeeda.

Tendulkar was also the skipper of Mumbai Indians. He couldn’t lead the franchise to the IPL trophy but led them to 32 wins in 55 matches.