Former England cricketer Michael Vaughan was the captain of the England team from 2003 to 2008. He shares his experience of cricket and thoughts while recently talking to Times of India.
Michael Vaughan retired from cricket in 2009 but is still connected to cricket as he does commentary. He played all forms of cricket for his country. He played 82 Test matches and 86 ODIs. Vaughan also served as the captain in ODI and Test matches. He captained in ODI from 2003-2007 and in Test matches from 2003-2008. Vaughan also played two T20Is from 2005 to 2007, both as a captain.
The former English captain was inquired about the top international captains of this era. He names Kane Williamson as the perfect leader of the team and praises his captaincy style. But he chooses MS Dhoni as the best white-ball captain in this era.
“MS Dhoni doesn’t do international captaincy anymore but in our era, Dhoni is the best white-ball captain I have seen…the way he manoeuvres from behind the stump just reads the play thinks out of the box handles the pressure card and is also great with the bat,” Vaughan said.
MS Dhoni is currently unavailable and has not played international cricket after the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. He is silent about his cricket future.
Steve Smith is the Best Test player: Michael Vaughan
” He(Smith) is the best Test match player I’ve seen. I’ve seen all the great5s of this era and the past. I think Steve Smith has something unique and different,” Vaughan said.
In the Ashes 2019, Steve Smith was the highest run-scorer as he scored 774 runs in seven innings (average 110.57). The interesting fact is that he played four Test matches out of five in the Ashes 2019. Surely, if he had played that one left match, he would score more runs.