Sourav Ganguly Was A Better Captain Than MS Dhoni, Reveals Parthiv Patel

Parthiv Patel stated that although Dhoni has more trophies to his name, Ganguly built the team during a tough time.

Jessica David

July 21, 2020

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The comparison between two former Indian captains, Sourav Ganguly and MS Dhoni, is one such debate that never settles. There are countless arguments, rhetorics and statistics backing each of them that fans love to flaunt in discussions. Recently, Indian wicketkeeper Parthiv Patel has put forth his views on the Ganguly vs Dhoni debate in a chat show Cricket Connected. He stated that although Dhoni has more trophies to his name, Ganguly built the team in a tough time when nothing was going right for India. The 35-year-old said that Dada was a more impactful captain than Dhoni since the former built a team from scratch.

“The competition is valid between the two captains. One has a lot of trophies while the other has built the team. When Sourav Ganguly became the captain after 2000, Indian cricket was going through a difficult time,” stated Patel. “From there he built a team that won abroad. Not that we were not winning earlier, but we won big Test matches abroad like Headlingly, in Australia, and then went to Pakistan and won the Test series,” he added. “If you talk about Dhoni, he has a lot of trophies. He is the only captain who has won so many trophies. In my opinion, if I have to cast my vote, it would be for Dada because he built a team from scratch,” said Parthiv Patel.

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