MS Dhoni Beats Sourav Ganguly In India’s Greatest Captain Survey

According to a survey, BCCI President Sourav Ganguly missed out by a whisker against World-Cup-winning skipper MS Dhoni.

Jessica David

July 23, 2020

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World-Cup-winning skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has edged out current BCCI President Sourav Ganguly as India’s greatest captain, in a cricketing survey. MS Dhoni finished narrowly ahead of Ganguly in the survey in which the two former skippers were judged on eight parameters. The former achieved more points in the categories of captaincy at home, ODI captaincy, titles won and performance as a batsman while leading the side, while the latter scored better in four categories of captaincy away from home, transformational effects of captaincy on the team, the success of team handed over to the next captain and overall impact.

The result was announced on Cricket Connected show after Dhoni and Ganguly were judged across a number of captaincy parameters. Dhoni emerged victorious after earning half a point more than  Ganguly when the results of each category were totalled together. However, the difference in points between the two great former skippers came down to decimals. Former cricketers like Graeme Smith, Kumar Sangakkara, Gautam Gambhir, Irfan Pathan and Kris Srikkanth took part in the survey.

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