Former India player Virender Sehwag has rated Sourav Ganguly’s captaincy high rather than others because he used to back players through their highs and lows. Sehwag again added that under Virat Kohli’s captaincy there was a trend to change the squad after almost every Test no matter the result of the game.
Virender Sehwag has been one of the best players in the history of Indian cricket during his illustrious career as well. He has played under the leadership of Sourav Ganguly and MS Dhoni. While there were numerous captains who led the Indian cricket team and there has been always a debate about who is the best captain, Sehwag has also joined the bandwagon and has said that Sourav Ganguly used to back his players in their highs and lows during the captaincy as well.
“Sourav Ganguly built a new team, brought in new players, and backed them through their highs and lows. I doubt if Kohli did that in his tenure,” Virender Sehwag said in the latest episode of Sports18’s show Home of Heroes.
Sourav Ganguly led the Indian team in 49 Test matches during his stint of almost five years and he had tasted success too as the team won 21 games and suffered 13 losses as well. On the other hand, the Indian Test unit turned out to be the number one team under Virat Kohli’s leadership. However, there was continuous chopping and changing was seen in the Indian team during his tenure as well.
While explaining his point, Sehwag has said that he doubts whether Virat Kohli backed his players while leading the team. “In my opinion, the number 1 captain is the one who builds a team and gives confidence to his players. He (Kohli) backed some players, some he did not,” Virender Sehwag concluded.