Former Team India cricketer Atul Wassan named the better skipper between MS Dhoni Sourav Ganguly across all three formats of the sport.
Atul Satish Wassan (born 23 March 1967) is a former Indian cricketer. After retirement, he has become a cricket commentator. He played 4 Tests & 9 ODIs for India at the highest level, however due to injuries his career was cut short & he shifted towards Television industry hosting many cricket related shows & also worked as an expert on many renowned sports channels like TenSports.
Wassan picked Dhoni as the better captain over Ganguly
Clarifying his point, the 52-year old claimed that even though Sourav’s reign started really well but later on he struggled to replicate his form.
“Dhoni..because Dhoni across the formats because Ganguly…. he started it off very well but eventually you have to keep your game also so that you don’t struggle for your spoil,” Atul said.
The former cricketer then went on to add how a captain should not be picked up only for their leadership qualities but based on the side that they build.
“Captain is someone, who is decided after your team is built if you’re selected for captaincy, then in that comparison, Dhoni is ahead,” he claimed.
Dhoni has led India to win the 2011 ODI World Cup, 2007 T20 World Cup and Champions Trophy. No other man has done that.
Dhoni’s cool demeanour and poker face in tough, pressure situations has earned him the nickname ‘captain cool’.
Michael Hussey endorses MS Dhoni fit to play for India
Hussey, who made his IPL debut for Super Kings in 2008, went on to play for them till 2015 except for 2014 where he played for Mumbai Indians. In 50 IPL matches for CSK, the southpaw had scored 1,768 runs at an average of 42.10 and a strike rate of 123.64 including one century and 13 half-centuries.
Talking about Chennai captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s international career, Hussey expressed no doubt whatsoever regarding the fitness of the 38-year old player. Furthermore, Hussey also eulogized Dhoni’s “calculative brain” while batting.
“Of course he [MS Dhoni] is still fit to play international cricket. But Dhoni is the best person to answer what is in his mind. MS is always very calculative. I would want to finish the match as early as possible but MS would say no because there is this bowler who is coming up to bowl or someone else that we need to see out.
“Don’t think I’ve met anyone like MS in that respect. Yes he has got a calculating brain but he has also got that unbelievable power. He knows when he wants to hit a six he can, which is something I didn’t have,” Hussey said.
MSD has represented India in 90 Tests, 349 ODIs and 98 T20Is. He has scored more than 10,000 ODI runs, and 4876 runs in Test cricket.