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MS Dhoni is similar to Sourav Ganguly in backing youngsters says Zaheer. Former Indian bowler Zaheer Khan feels that Dhoni and Sourav Ganguly is similar in backing youngsters.
Zaheer Khan represented India in 92 Test matches and 200 ODI and 17 T20I matches and took 311, 282, and 17 wickets in respective formats.
Zaheer Khan debuted under Ganguly captainship and became an Indian Bowling Leader under MS Dhoni captaincy.
The former player of the Indian team said that there was some similarity between Ganguly and Dhoni, both would like to backup their younger player.
Sourav Ganguly and MS Dhoni both were one of the finest captains in Indian cricket history. Ganguly took the charge of captaincy after the famous match-fixing saga.
MS Dhoni is similar to Sourav Ganguly in backing youngsters says Zaheer:
“Absolutely, that what you need in your career ( push from Ganguly). When you start your career at an international level, you need all the support you can have, then it up to you to shape your career.” Zaheer Khan said on a youtube channel.
On asking difference about Ganguly captaincy and Dhoni captaincy, Zaheer went on to say that there was no such difference in Ganguly captaincy and Dhoni’s captaincy.
“Both ( Ganguly and Dhoni) captained India for a long time. With Dhoni, I’ve seen those changes as well. When Dhoni got the captaincy, a lot of senior players were there.”
“So he didn’t need to do much in terms of getting speed up. But when all those seniors started retiring and a new batch came into the team, Dhoni did a similar kind of role which Dada used to do.” Zaheer Khan told in a Youtube channel.
“You see, In Indian cricket after almost every decade captains have passed the baton to the next in line and the person who has taken the baton to take the team to the next level.”
Indeed, every captain of team India takes the team to the next level be it Azhar, Ganguly or Dhoni and now Virat.
MS Dhoni is similar to Sourav Ganguly in backing youngsters says Zaheer is perfectly correct. Now, we can see Virat too backing a lot of younger players in the team.
Zaheer Khan retired from international cricket in 2015. Once Dhoni said that Zaheer Khan is the Sachin Tendulkar of bowling department.