Ricky Ponting and MS Dhoni are two of the most successful captains of all time for their respective teams in Cricket history.
Ricky Ponting and MS Dhoni in Cricket
Both of these two were the most successful captain of Cricket in the first decade of the 21st century, although they are from the best skippers of their teams respectively. While Dhoni was captain of the Indian Cricket team in 2008 and completely left that position in 2017 while on the other hand, Ponting was Australia’s captain from the year 2004 to 2011.
Brad Hogg about Ricky Ponting & MS Dhoni
Former Australian Cricket spinner Brad Hogg played for the Australian cricket team for a number of years. In an Interview, on YouTube channel, Hogg said that “Ponting and Dhoni both are having a great team. Both did well in their career and were great record-holders. I had to say that Dhoni had to face more politics in Cricket than Ricky Ponting did. That makes Dhoni different from Ponting.”
In an interview, he also mentions that “Ponting is having a team of well and experienced players who are aware of their roles and responsibility and they also knew what to do, what is best for the team. He had to take control only on some aspects of the game.”
In Dhoni’s favor, he mentions, “It’s a tough one for Dhoni, Dhoni has to face extra politics in India, which makes him different from Ponting. Sorry, Ricky buddy!!!”
Ricky Ponting’s Cricket History
Ricky Ponting proved himself as the worthy successor to Steve Waugh in leading the Australian Cricket team in the 2000s. He led his cricket team to two more World Cup titles, one of which he won under the captaincy of Steve Waugh in the year 1998.
The Australian cricket team was one of the most difficult teams under his leadership. Apart from himself becoming one of the best batters of all time, Shane Warne, Adam Gilchrist, Glenn McGrath, Matthew Hayden, and Michael Clarke are some of the players in Ponting’s squad.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s Cricket History.
Unlike Ricky Ponting, Dhoni did not get a well-oiled machine in any format. While players like, Rahul Dravid, Sourav Ganguly, and Sachin Tendulkar were playing under his captaincy in all formats, they were all at the height of their careers, and at that time Dhoni handled the team so well that India ended up winning trophies in that period. And players like Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin all get in shape under him.
He is the only captain in Indian Cricket history to win all three ICC trophies, also won the 2007 T20 World Cup his first assignment as captain, also won the 2011 Cricket World Cup, and the 2013 Cricket Championship Trophy. India became the world’s No.1 Cricket Test team for the first time under his leadership, Dhoni was not as successful a captain in the longest format, that’s why he retired from the Tests Cricket matches in 2014.