Gautam Gambhir, has played under numerous captain. In a career spanning more than 13 years, Gambhir has lead Team India victorious under many situation and was an integral part of the team. But Gautam’s like for the captain doesn’t depend on how many matches and records are set by the captain but how he lead the team.
Gautam, who made his debut in 2003 under the captaincy of Sourav Ganguly, against Bangladesh. He later played under Rahul Dravid, Anil Kumble and Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Under MS Dhoni, Team India lifted the 2007 T20 World Cup and 2011 ODI World Cup and Gautam played a key role in both of these tournaments.
Gautam in a show with star sports revealed his favourite captain. He said, “Yes MS Dhoni in records point of view, right up there but yes, for me the best captain I’ve played under is Anil Kumble”. Gautam is known for speaking bluntly and having clear thoughts. Anil Kumble took incharge of the test team in 2007 and he remained captain till 2008. He captained India for 14 matches of which 6 was drawn, 3 won and 5 lost.
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Gautam further added, “Sourav (Ganguly) has done really well. One captain that I would have definitely wanted to captain India for a long time is Anil Kumble. I played six Test matches under him probably; he didn’t captain India for that long. Had he captained India for a long time, he would have broken a lot of records”.
Gautam who has himself captained IPL franchise Kolkata Knight Riders, and had changed the fate of the team. Gambhir was also selected as the vice captain of India under MS Dhoni’s Captaincy. Gambhir has high regards for Anil Kumble, Gambhir has earlier talked about how Anil Kumble could have been the best coach for team India.