India may have had good cricket captains – Kapil Dev, Ravi Shastri, Ajit Wadekar or Patuadi, but none comes close to Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni – he is the greatest. In his 9 year stint as Indian Cricket captain, he could take any pressure and still come out winning against all odds. Indian cricket has a good record during this time. Under pressure to chase a high run target, and after having lost stalwarts in the 2011 World Cup final Dhoni put himself ahead and came out not out and we won. In a T20 final against Pakistan, with 13 runs that Pakistan needed to win in the last over, Dhoni used Joginder Sharma a newbie and won the match. Under pressure lots of people lose judgment and are overtaken, Not Dhoni who flourishes under pressure!
- 20 Jan 2017
Media reports claimed that the The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) this time prohibited wives and girlfriends from accompanying Indian cricketers – who one might argue are hugely overpaid given their track record. The official reason given was: “Most of the players on tour are just coming off a month-long break where they had enough time to spend with their families.” But given this order, one has to wonder if there are might be other reasons – left to anybody’s guess?
- 3 Aug 2015