Thursday, December 15, 2005

Ganguly and the BIG-3

While Ganguly's own performance dipped since he became captain, that of Dravid, Tendulkar and Kumble definately improved under him.

Was he plain lucky to have them in his team or did he really know how to get the best out of them? Guess we will never know...

Anyway, a simple graphic showing how the BIG-3 performed under Ganguly.

(click on image to view)

4 comments:

G285 said...

While SG's numbers went down..but by how much? Not much really. His average before captaincy was around 44/45 or even lesser.

I was just reading a post in another thread. Interesting to note that Ganguly's current average is 40.87 and it would dip below 40 if his Bangladesh scores were removed.

Ganguly as a test batsman is the greatest myth in the last 10 years. He was a good leader no doubt about that.

Ginkgo said...

nice job...

was just browsin thro old posts of urs...and the Eng Aus thingie caught the eye...

Now with hind sight..we did see that Australia struggled to get Eng out twice in a test..

Neat work...:-)

Mahi said...

Yes indeed. Sourav, the test batsmen has been mediocre at best, a myth at worst. He was really lucky to have professional and thoroughly gentlemanly cricketers like Anil,Rahul and Sachin playing under him without any intrigue and even more, striving to improve and constantly perform. Without any of these striving as much as they did, Sourav and his captaincy 'record' would have been nothing but ordinary.

That said Ganguly can take credit if he wishes for their performances. Maybe he motivated them :). Only his own performance has always been poor and his bone-headed bengali supporters need to see this. And move on. Let the guy R.I.P.

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