Originally Posted by apurbajd
we already do. dravid or anybody for that matter ha a hope in hell of bettering ganguly's record as skipper.
ganguly took over the indian team at its very LOWEST point. getting white washed is nothig new to indian cricket. on top of that we had match fixing scandals at that time. our best bet for the future - tendulkar had resigned from captaincy.
thats when ganguly took over. made india a good test side. and good odi side. under ganguly, the indian test team was the best test side we ever had. and the second best odi side we ever had - only gavaskar's champion of champions side in 85 was better.
and gangul'y team is almost entirely his own construct.
aside of tendulkar and kumble, all of them owe something or the other to ganguly.
yuvraj, kaif, shewag, nehra, zaheer, harbajan, dravid, laxman, balaji, pathan, etal. not since imran khan has anyone had a greater contribution in team building.
he taught them attitide, to look opponents in the eye, to give as good as they got. taught them not to buckle under a steve waugh.
now the team is rudderless and neutered. if they are playing well its out of inertia of being a good side under ganguly.
wait for 2 more months. the fog will lift.
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