Cricket is not just about two teams or bat and ball, but it is about a lot to do with planning. There is a lot of planning and understanding of the game. There is always that one person in the team who understands the game very well and can understand the way a team works. They can judge the opponents and lead the team to victory. Here are some of the most famous Indian Cricket Captains who have made a mark on the minds of Indian audience.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the current caption of the current Indian National Cricket Team. He is an attacking right-hand batsman and a wicket-keeper. He is regarded as one of the greatest finishers in a very limited amount of time. Dhoni has gained a lot of records, and one of the most notable is where he guided the team into the number one position in the ICC test ranking. Dhoni is one of the best cricket captains who eclipsed his way into the great record to help support the credential. Dhoni is the recipient of many awards which includes ICC ODI player of the year, Rajiv Khel Ratna and Padma Shri.
Saurav Chandidas Ganguly also known as Dada, is a former Indian Cricketer who was also the captain of Indian domestic tournaments. He got his break when India was playing on their England Tour where he scored 131 runs and cemented a place in Indian Team. When a match scandal was brought up in 2000, Sachin gave up his position and later Ganguly was assigned the position. He is one of the most successful Indian Test captains where he brought in 21 winnings in 49 test matches. He is also one of the most successful captains overseas with a total of 11 wins.
Mohammad Azharuddin was a former Indian Player and a politician. He was an accomplished batsman and captained the cricket team for the 1990s. He was known for his achievements in the filed and was also awarded Arjuna Award. He was later riled up in a cricket match-fixing scandal and was banned by BCCI for life. Later, the AP high court lifted the ban stating it was unsustainable. He has been one of the most successful captains who won 90 ODI’s. He was later surpassed. He has sent the highest test score, which is 199. Towards the end, he was later understood to have been involved in match-fixing and a lifetime ban was again imposed. Azharuddin later joined the National Congress Party and also contested in the Indian general election from Moradabad in Uttar Pradesh.
Indian cricket team has undoubtedly have reached unachievable heights with everyone taking their responsibility very seriously. We have seen a lot of prominent names emerge out of the Indian Cricket. There are a lot of unimaginable records that one has made which has contributed to the game. These famous crickets started their career in their schools where their coaches started them out with their love for the game. Here are some cricketers who have brought glory and representation to their schools.
Sachin Tendulkar- Sharadashram Vidya Mandir
Sachin’s school had a very prominent role to play in the development of the game. He was introduced toe game by Ramakant Achrekar who found out about his immense talent. Later, with the help of his master, he was exposed to a lot of different games, and this gave Sachin great knowledge. Later he started to be recognised in schools, and today this led him to be the greatest cricketer that he is today.
Virat Kohli shifted at an early age to Savier to become a successful cricketer. He used to train under the guidance of Rajkumar Sharma who was at West Delhi Cricket Academy. Later, this young cricketer started becoming recognised as he was winning ICC Under 19 world cup title. He later started improving his game trying to get into a lot of different variations and sealed a spot in the cricket team. Since then he has broken many records and is currently the captain of Indian Test Team.
Gautam Gambhir – Modern School
Gambhir started his cricket at an early age of 10 as his talent was recognised by the cricket coach. He was later groomed well and was introduced to professional training. This profited the left-handed batsman who was selected for the National cricket academy. He was a left-handed batsman who was selected to play for the team in the year 2000, and he has never looked back since.
Rahul Dravid – St. Joseph’s Boy’s High School
Rahul Dravid was introduced to cricket at the age of 12, and he fell for the game. He later took up the challenge of winning a lot of different games. He managed to impress the school with his cricket skills and had a very refined approach towards the game. He played many matches which allowed him to grow as a cricketer. His father supported his ambition, and with this, he managed to grab many eyeballs and was considered to be an international player and is still well known for his stylish display. Today, Rahul is considered one of the best test players who represented India and has 13,288 runs and 164 matches under his belt.
2020 is here and the wait for the World Cup has already started as teams have started to settle their combination with only 12 months. The men in Blue will want to get the trophy home this year. Under the leadership of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, this dream seems to be possible. They are ranked the fourth in the ICC ranking for the strong squad who are deemed compatible for a win. This year we have seen a lot of new addition to the team which will make the matches even more interesting. Here are some names which can rock the world cup for T20 in 2020.
Yuzvebdra Chahal managed to impress everyone in the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL. He was soon taken into the national team as they performed in the shift from the finger spinner to a wrist spinner. Although this might seem too early to judge with the Chahal not being able to spot the right spot for the ODI and also could not bring his game to the South Africa T20, his game is taught to be luck. But there is still a place for him in the team where he can prove his worth again.
Ravindra Jadeja was an all-rounder who has been one of the most utility cricketers of the last decade. He has performed to the best of his abilities which allowed him to get the right opportunity to stay and win big. Recently with Krunal Pandya getting better at his game, Jadeja’s place is being challenged. As a result, it is time to bring his A-game and get himself prepared for the game that is about to come their way.
Kuldeep Yadav is one talent that needs to be appreciated as he has dominated the International circuit and picked the right wickets which allowed him to get the right light in just a limited amount of time he has spent in the team. Lately, there is a missing spark from his game, but he is trying to bring the right game back. With a little bit of effort, he is one player that can shine. He has an opportunity and can easily grab it with both the hands. The selectors have been leaning in towards new crickets, but with the right practice, Kuldeep Yadav can help have a greater impact.
Shikhar Dhawan is a left-handed opener who is one of the best openers India has ever seen. He is own to have built a record for himself as at the ICC events which led India to its victory in 2013 ICC Champions Trophy in England. Today, he is struggling to bring back his performance but is still trying to make sure that he gets better at eye to hand coordination. Dhawan has managed to score around 360 runs while being inconsistent with his game.