Ganguly best captain, Dhoni & Kohli come next: Sehwag

Virender Sehwag-Sourav Ganguly-MS Dhoni
IANS|15-Apr-2019 12:30

New Delhi, April 14 : Former swashbuckling Indian opener Virender Sehwag on Sunday said Sourav Ganguly was the best captain he played under, followed by MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli.

Speaking of the skill of a true leader, Sehwag said it's knowing how to get the best from the team. The manner in which Ganguly built his side after the match-fixing controversy was a true reflection of his leadership qualities, he said.

"This, I feel genuinely, is a talent very few people had in the Indian cricket team. Sourav was one such great captain who built a good team after the match-fixing controversy. It was the team that went on to win matches," Sehwag said at the Times Network Leadership Summit.

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On his experience of playing under other captains like Dhoni and Kohli, Sehwag said he would still rate Sourav as the best, followed by the two. "When you have a new team, in-experienced players, leadership matters the most," Sehwag said.

On the much awaited India-Pakistan clash at the upcoming World Cup, starting on May 30 in England and Wales, Sehwag said a contest between the arch-rivals is nothing less than a war and India should win it.

"We should do whatever is good for the country. When India and Pakistan play, it's nothing less than a war. We should win the war, not lose it," the 40-year-old remarked.