Michael Vaughan Picks the Best White-Ball Captain of this Era and it is NOT Virat Kohli!Home > News Shots > Sports news
Former England Captain Michael Vaughan picked MS Dhoni as the best limited-overs captain of this era. However, he also said that Virat Kohli's energy makes him an exciting captain in Test cricket.
“MS Dhoni doesn’t do international captaincy anymore but in our era, Dhoni is the best white-ball captain I have seen…the way he manoeuvres from behind the stump, just reads play, thinks out of the box, handles the pressure card and is also great with the bat. In Tests, Virat Kohli is busy, energetic, a brilliant batsman, full of life. I like the way he captains,” Vaughan was quoted as saying by HT.
He said to be the best captain doesn’t only mean being tactical in the pitch. It involves the way a sportsman carries himself on and off the field.
“It goes beyond the actual tactical side of the pitch. You need to have a strong cricketing brain and a strong idea of how to manage people. It is also the way you portray yourself in the public, how you handle the media, the messages you send, the structure and goal that you set for the team. Good captains give their team a vision of what they want to achieve over the course of the next few months and years,” Vaughan was further quoted as saying.
Under MS Dhoni’s captaincy, India won the World T20 in 2007 and the World Cup in 2011. Also, in addition to winning the title thrice, IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings remains as the only team to enter play-offs in all the seasons.