Former England captain Nasir Hussain believes that it was due to Sourav Ganguly that the Indian cricket team succeeded in becoming a strong unit. Former cricketer Nasir Hussain while talking to Harsha Bhogle on Cricbuzz said that India was considered a good team but after Ganguly took over the captaincy there was a lot of change in the attitude of the team.
Nasir said, “India was a good team before Sourav. There were some great players in the team like Azhar, Javagal Srinath. They were very well behaved. But Harsha, you know that Ganguly was the captain who changed Team India completely. Ganguly played a key role in making India a strong team. “
It is worth noting that Sourav Ganguly captained the Indian team in 146 ODIs and 49 Tests, out of which India won in 76 ODIs and 21 Tests respectively. Not only this, under the captaincy of Ganguly, the Indian team reached the final of the 2003 World Cup played in South Africa. However, India had to face defeat at the hands of Australia in this title match.
In a conversation with Harsha Bhogle, former England captain Nasir Hussain also praised Virat Kohli and said that due to the current captain, Team India is today one of the most fit teams in the world. Nasir said, “I think the way Kohli has inspired the Indian team is an appreciation. Team India’s culture has changed a lot due to Kohli’s fitness and his winning mentality.”
However, when Nasser Hussain was asked about his current favorite captain, he named Kiwi captain Kane Williamson. Nasser Hussain described Kane Williamson as a great ambassador for cricket and said, “If you are asking me who my favorite captain is, I will name Kane Williamson. New Zealand has a great record at home. Recently, the way he Beat the Indian team at home. Their record as a cricketing nation is unprecedented. ” Nasir continued, “Kane Williamson is a very calm-tempered man and a great ambassador of cricket. He knows very well how to handle himself in different situations in a match.”
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