KOLKATA: After Sachin Tendulkar, former Pakistan skipper Wasim Akram has also called Mahendra Singh Dhoni as the best Indian captain for his historical World Cup triumph at home.
A day after Tendulkar described Dhoni as the best captain he has played under during his 21-year-old international career, Akram also joined in the chorus and said the Ranchi player’s record is a testimony to the fact.
“Dhoni performed very well in the last four years. He has evolved as a leader, not just as a cricketer. In my opinion, if you see his records, he is definitely the best captain India ever had,” Akram said.
The 1992 World Cup-winning Pakistani fast bowler also congratulated the Indian team for their World Cup triumph on home soil, a first in the history of the showpiece event.
“I have been there as a World Cup winner. I know the feeling, the excitement and what it is to win the World Cup. Indians were the favourites to win the World Cup and they did it.
“I want to congratulate the Indian team for winning the World Cup and obviously the whole nation. Enjoy the success, you deserve it,” Akram said.
PTI | Apr 5, 2011, 08.37pm IST