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.