Every player doesn’t inherit the skills and instinct of a leader. The best of players across sports have often failed to deliver as the skipper on many occasions. In cricket, there have been cricketers who were regarded among the best in their field, but they weren’t as good when it came to captaincy. We at Cricket Addictor will take a look at the ten great players who failed as a skipper.
Here is the list of ten cricketers who failed to live up to the expectations as a skipper:
Brian Lara is arguably the best left-hand batsman of this generation. His elegance and ability to score consistently has been an inspiration for the current crop of players. Lara has over 20000 runs in his international career with the highest score of 400 runs in an innings of a Test match.
However, the legendary West Indies cricketer has failed to convert his success while leading his country. With a 50% win percentage from 125 ODls, spanning over a period of 13 years, it was his success rate in the Test format which came under the scanner. Lara had managed to win only ten games out of 47 matches and lost 26 of those.
The West Indies great failed to make his team perform like him in the five-day format of the game.