After Kapil Dev under whose leadership India lifted the World Cup Trophy back in 1983, when we think of an Indian team captain, its always the Captain Cool Mahendar Singh Dhoni. MSD led India to win the inaugural T20 World Cup back in 2007 and the 2011 ODI world cup. He is hailed as one of the best leaders in world cup.
Another skipper, however, who is viewed as maybe the best cricket team leader is Ricky Ponting. Ponting constructed a world-beating, and world-dreading Australian unit that, in the wake of winning the 1999 World Cup under Steve Waugh, was unbeaten in the 2003 and 2007 ODI World Cup and managed to win the Champions trophy twice in 2006 and 2009. Ponting’s Australian group managed Test cricket too for about 10 years, both home and away.
With regards to examination between the two, there are a couple of records of Ricky Ponting that even MS Dhoni couldn’t break.
The following are three of them:
1. Captaincy Records across all forms of the game –
Discussing their general records, Australia won 219 matches out of the 326 worldwide games Ricky Ponting captained them in, which is a 67.78% success rate. India, under MS Dhoni, dominated 179 global matches (remembering the super-over success versus Pakistan for 2007) out of the 341 matches he drove the side in – which is a 52.49% success rate.
In this way, obviously, in generally worldwide records, Ponting was far in front of Dhoni.
2. World Cups record in the 50 over format –
As referenced over, Ponting’s group was powerful in the 2003 and 2007 World Cups, while India additionally, under Dhoni, won the 2011 World Cup and, in the 2015 World Cup they were unbeaten in the gathering stage and won the quarter-last prior to losing the semi-last.
Discussing their ODI World Cup captaincy details, Dhoni’s record is likewise superb in World Cups, in the 17 matches he captained, India won 14, lost two and tied one, bringing about a success level of 82.35.
Be that as it may, Ponting’s details beat Dhoni with regards to ODI World Cups, a world-record of 26 successes, 2 misfortunes and 1 no outcome, out of 29 games, a shocking success level of 89.66.
3. Abroad Captaincy Record in red-ball cricket –
This is the most un-astonishing one, Dhoni’s Indian unit was never truly well equipped with the fire power to win Tests away, particularly in SENA nations, yet India actually figured out how to get back with a series win from New Zealand under Dhoni.
Discussing the pair’s records in the overseas conditions as leaders, Ponting’s numbers easily offset Dhoni’s, Ponting’s Australian unit won 19 out of 38 away and impartial setting Tests, a half success record, under Dhoni, India won just 6 out of 30 Tests outside India and three of those wins were in West Indies, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, Dhoni’s away Test win rate grieves at mere 20%.