Dhoni is the best leader in cricket: Wadekar

Published: Tuesday, February 10, 2009, 12:36 [IST]
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Dhoni will break all records of captaincy: Wadekar

New Delhi: Former captain Ajit Wadekar feels India's current skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the best leader in world cricket at the moment and will enjoy a higher success rate than Sourav Ganguly.

Wadekar, under whose captaincy Indian team won their first series in England and West Indies back in 1971, feels Dhoni will break all records of captaincy.

“The Indian team is lucky to have a captain like him. He is the best captain in the world at the moment. He knows how to get the best out of the team and leads from the front. He is very cool and has tremendous faith on his decisions and squad," Wadekar said in an interview.

The former chief selector said Dhoni will eventually surpass Ganguly as India's most successful captain.

“Definitely Dhoni will become the most successful Indian captain very soon. He will break the record set by Ganguly," he said.

“He does not believe in giving big statments. He is well balanced in dealing with media. He backs young cricketers and never hurt the egos of senior players which is commendable," Wadekar added.

Wadekar said the current has what it takes to clinch the 2011 World Cup to be held in South Asia.

“This team has got a lot of young blood. It has won matches without senior player. In fact, for the first time in the history of Indian cricket we have a balanced team. It has great pacers and spinners, an equally good batting line up and fielders. I think this team has a chance to win the World Cup," he said “We are defeating champions in every format of the game.

We have pacers and batters who performed well on every pitch including in Australia. No one should have doubt on the their capabilities now," he added.


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