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Top 10 Captains of INDIA

Top 10 captains

Hey all this is about the top 10 captians of india.Everything here is what i read about their captaincy records and their way of approach it has not been taken from any website.Have a read and lets have a healthy debate about this.

Lets start with Kapil Dev.It was under his captaincy that India started to flourish.We won the Prudential cup in 1983 in England against the invincible west indian cricket team that had players like Gordon Greenidge,Viv Richards,Lary Gomes,Mallcom Marshall,Joel Garner,Andy Roberts.And we were able to win quiet a few series in Australia and England too.Kapil also proved to be a very aggressive captain.He himself was a dynamic all rounder.

Next came Mohd.Azharuddin.He was a very cool and relaxed person.His captaincy stint was highly appreciated by all.He himself was a style king.his elegance and style proved to be a headache for the opposition always.

Next came the great DADA-Saurov Ganguly.Ganguly proved to be a mentor for the youngsters.It was mainly under his captaincy where legends like Dravid and Laxman blossomed.Gangulys captaincy took India to new heights.We came till the finals of 2003 world cup and were defeated by the rulers of cricket quiet convincingly.

Now M.S.Dhoni is proving to be a sensation for world cricket.His captaincy is cool and highly appreciated by everyone.His shuffling of bowlers,field placements are mind-blowing.The only problem is that he persists with non performers like Ravindra Jadeja and Yousaf Pathan.MSD also leads Chennai Super Kings in IPL and CSK have been the most consistent team in IPL sofar undoubtadly.In IPL1 they were the runners up in a very close game against the Royals from Rajasthan.In IPL2 they were out in the semis against Royal Challengers.In IPL3 they are the champions and ACLT20 2010 they have been invincible champs.Though one may argue it was due to Murali Vijay,Ashwin,Raina etc... CSK won but no one can deny that MSD's captaincy was outstanding.

Many other captains passed by but these 4 are the captains who made a revolution in team India.Rahul Dravid was a good captain too but his failure in WC2007 earned him a name "Worst Captain".Sachin Tendulkar is one of the finest batsman of world cricket like his mate Rahul Dravid but his captaincy was too disastrous.

Rahul and Sachin also tried their captaincy luck in IPL for RCB and MI respectively but Rahul failed miserably as a captain though as a player he has added so much value to RCB 's success.On the other hand,Sachin as a captain is good enough and as a player too he is yet again proving his master class here too.

Dravid still approaches IPL in a traditional manner but Sachin tries those unwanted slogs and unwanted shots.Anyways traditional cricket rocks.

So here is my list of top 10 captains of India:



3.Kapil Dev





8.Anil Kumble

9.Nawab of Pataudi


This is the only list in cricket where Sachin Tendulkar cant make a mark and Rahul Dravid cant lead as ususal:P

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i mean it's not likin abt dravid allen even during his short stint of captaincy dravid has made a mark as one of the best for india for winning abroad and other series...kumble has been gr8 too but he also was for a short time...dravid may have not been aggressive but nonetheless was a gud captain and i never compared him to kumble ;) both true legends
PrinceDravid on 07 Oct 2010, 01:26 AM
I really appreciate your liking towards Dravid but please stop comparing him to Kumble.. Both are legends in the Game. But when you talk abt Captaincy, Kumble scores more.
allen-abhishek on 06 Oct 2010, 07:53 AM
@allen dravid has a gr8 captaincy record though the coach created a bit probs he was unlucky at times and was under pressure too but his captaincy nonetheless was a gud one......winning series abroad ( england , west indies )not many indian captains have done tht :)
PrinceDravid on 06 Oct 2010, 07:50 AM
How on earth can Dravid get a better place than Anil Kumble?
allen-abhishek on 06 Oct 2010, 05:56 AM
Its dada all da ways.
2day it was luck of MS. VVS and Ishant made INDIA proud 2day!!!
CNP on 06 Oct 2010, 03:33 AM
for me ganguly will always top the list..coz dhoni has always lead a strong team with talented l=players where as ganguly had an average bunch of players..
pochy on 06 Oct 2010, 03:29 AM
wELL i am in a dilema...i thought for more than a day whether it was Ganguly or Dhoni...now i guess may be i landed up with a wrong choice.Dada rocks!!!
maddydravid on 06 Oct 2010, 01:12 AM
I think ganguly is the best...Because he was the one who showed real heights...At his time he had sachin and dravid in odi's who was consistent but see MSD he has sehwag at his best,gambhir,raina and zaheer with harbhajan but still not much as ganguly.
At short i can say
ganguly-winnig captain.
MSD-Captain of the winning team.
dravia on 05 Oct 2010, 11:09 PM
kumble is 4th!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
shreyas- on 05 Oct 2010, 06:14 AM
@maddy MS has the best opening pair of Sehwag and Gambhir. He has Sachin he plays more than 80% of India's ODI matches. He also has Zaheer and Harbhajan. This senior players has made his team best.
On the other hand, there are some new faces in Indian team which was there in Ganguly's team too. The famous win of Lords in Natwest Series Final was because of Kaif and Yuvraj( They were new in the side at that time ).
CNP on 04 Oct 2010, 02:29 AM
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