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    Quote Originally Posted by Howe_zat View Post
    Hasn't Murali recently said that he's no good at captaincy? Can't remember where I heard that though.
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    haha......Sir Arthur Conan Doyle...........WAG......indeed he must be right up there
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    Quote Originally Posted by Z-Man View Post
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    Dhoni as a captain - His moves are genius.
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    dhoni is a useless defensive ****

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    Quote Originally Posted by centurymaker View Post
    dhoni is a useless defensive ****
    who also happens to be India's most successful captain ever.

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    yeah I don't know why Dhoni cops so much crap for his captaincy..........he is definitely the best Indian captain in the last 22 years or so since I have been watching cricket. Ganguly was also pretty good though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vcs View Post
    who also happens to be india's most successful captain ever.
    it's certainly not because of his tactics though
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    Quote Originally Posted by GotSpin View Post
    it's certainly not because of his tactics though
    It's hard to judge tactics without taking results into account TBH. Though I concede that his Test captaincy will be put truly to the Test over the next few series, and when some of India's top batsmen retire over the next couple of years.

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    Ganguly was a much better captain tactically. Dhoni simply has a better team.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vcs View Post
    it's hard to judge tactics without taking results into account tbh. Though i concede that his test captaincy will be put truly to the test over the next few series, and when some of india's top batsmen retire over the next couple of years.
    dhoni is certainly an excellent leader of men, but a tactical mastermind he is not.
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    I disagree actually(EDIT: @Jake). I reckon Dhoni is a better captain if you sum up his leadership abilities and captaincy. Must be remembered that Ganguly had both Kumble and a significantly better Harby at his disposal.

    I understand the defensive criticism but think it's overstated at times. You can hardly have 6 slips when Abhimanyu Mithun and Ishant Sharma open your bowling in Sri Lanka IMO. He does very very well with the resources he has at his disposal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Howe_zat View Post
    Ganguly was a much better captain tactically. Dhoni simply has a better team.
    It's an interesting debate over who was the better captain out of Ganguly and Dhoni. I will forever be grateful to Ganguly for taking India forward in the post-matchfixing era and the 2001 win over Australia, which I believe is India's finest ever cricketing moment, even over the WC wins.

    Having said that, we must not forget that Ganguly's team also lost in SL, SA, WI (having taken a series lead), NZ, drew against Zimbabwe and only drew against NZ at home, while Dhoni has had very few disappointing series results (none so far really). So there were some poor results in there as well apart from the notable ones like beating Australia at home, drawing away at Australia and England, and winning in Pakistan. If Dhoni leads India to good results in England and Australia, he will have overtaken Ganguly, for mine.

    You could talk about Dhoni having the superior team, but Ganguly also had Tendulkar, Dravid, Sehwag, Zaheer, and most importantly Kumble, for most of his captaincy period.

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    Hmmm, Ganguly wasn't that good tactically. Sydney 03/4, anyone?
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    You could be a great and inspirational leader of men and still be as dumb as bricks tbh.

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