Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin revealed former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly as his favourite captain as he has seen Ganguly mould an Indian team from absolutely nothing under the black cloud of match-fixing back in 2000.
Ashwin’s statement came in a Tamil reality TV show. Ashwin is doing well at the moment on Australia tour. India has won the tour match by 64 runs. Ashwin has taken two wickets in the 2nd warm-up game.
In a TV reality show, an interviewer asked Ashwin who is his best captain – MS Dhoni, Kohli or Ganguly?
Ashwin made his debut under captain MS Dhoni in 2011, while Virat Kohli in 2015 took over the responsibility of Test captaincy from MS Dhoni.
So, it was rather a silly question as MS Dhoni has captained Indian side since 2007 in T20 and later on ODI and Test side.
Under Virat Kohli India has won the Sri Lanka Test after 22 years at Emerald Isle and ended South Africa’s nine years of invincble away Test series record on a foreign shore.
So, when asked about his best captain Ashwin named former aggressive and legendary Indian skiper Sourav Ganguly as his best captain as he grew up watching Dada (Ganguly) lead Indian team.
When Asked who is the BEST Indian Captain. Ashwin Without any hesitation said, Sourav Ganguly. He went on to say he grew up watching Dada lead Team India and most importantly said Dada took over when Indian cricket was in a turmoil and he groomed youngsters which paved the way for Team’s Success. We didn’t win much until Dada took over added Ash.
Ashwin will play the first ODI of the five match ODI series on Janury 12 at WACA, Perth.