Former India head coach Greg Chappell has lavished praise on MS Dhoni, saying that the former India captain is up there with the best captains in the history of the game.
MS Dhoni brought down curtains on his illustrious career in international cricket on August 15. With his decision, he ended his highly successful association with Team India. The 39-year old retired as India’s most decorated captain and wicketkeeper-batsman.
Till date, he is the only captain to win all the three ICC tournaments – T20 World Cup, 50-over World Cup and the Champions Trophy. Under him, India also achieved the number one ranking in Tests for the first time. Overall, he led the country in record 332 games across formats.
‘Best Indian captain’:
Days after Dhoni brought down curtains on his career, Greg Chappell has paid a glowing tribute to the legendary cricketer. The Australian legend was the head coach when MS Dhoni was starting his international career. By the time Dhoni took over as captain across formats, Chappell was replaced by Gary Kirsten.
Greg Chappell hailed Dhoni as the best Indian captain and also went on to state that he would put the former India cricketer in the highest bracket of captains and leaders. He compared Dhoni with the likes of Clive Llyod, Michael Brearley and other legendary captains.
“In my opinion, he is the best Indian captain that I have seen and I would put him in the highest bracket of captains and leaders in the game in my experience. He is up there with Michael Brearley, Ian Chappell, Mark Taylor, and Clive Lloyd as the most inspirational captains of the past 50 years,” Greg Chappell told IANS.
Meanwhile, MS Dhoni will be seen in action again next month when the IPL starts. The thirteenth edition of the IPL will take place from September 19 to November 10 in UAE. The tournament will mark Dhoni’s return to action. The wicketkeeper-batsman has not played any competitive game since last year’s World Cup ended in July.