Sachin Tendulkar wasn’t the best captain as he was so involved in his own performance : Madan Lal
Sachin Tendulkar’s stature as one of the greatest to have graced the sport, is beyond doubt and his plethora of records do the talking for themselves. The Master, even after 7 years of retirement remains a crowd favourite and if anything, brand Sachin has only grown. Words aren’t enough to capture the genius of the man.
However, if there’s one blot on his career, it is his unsuccessful stint as the captain of India in the 90’s. India’s performance wasn’t upto the mark and many felt that Tendulkar’s batting was taking a toll and that was something that the team could ill-afford. What’s also true is that India didn’t have the best of teams back then, coupled with the fact that a few players weren’t quite ‘playing in the best interests of the team’.
However, the fact remains that history will only see the win loss ratio during the Master’s tenure as captain. The coach of the Indian team, during Sachin’s stint, Madan Lal recently made a statement to this tune, while discussing captain Sachin. “I won’t agree with you that he was not a great captain. But he was so involved in his own performance, he found it difficult to take care of the team. Because as a captain you not only need to take care of your performance but also get the best performance from the other 10 players. It is critical how you manage them,” he told Sportskeeda.