Dhoni a better captain than Ponting: Shahid Afridi
Former Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi has rated former Indian skipper Dhoni more than legendary Australian Skipper Ricky Ponting. Dboni and ponting are arguably two of the most successful captains in cricket history from every perspective. Both Dhoni and ponting have won two World Cup titles to their name and have led their teams to great heights.
Former Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi was asked to choose between the two and he said that his pick would be Dhoni while interacting On Wednesday. The former all rounder also revealed why he picked the former India captain. He feels that Dhoni had build a young team which is still influencing in Indian cricket. Afridi feels that he rates him higher than Ponting for that reason.
One user asked him to pick the better captain between Dhoni and Ponting while Afridi was doing a Q&A session with his fans on Twitter on Wednesday.
“I rate Dhoni a bit higher than Ponting as he developed a new team full of youngsters,” Afridi wrote in response.
Dhoni in the inaugural T20 World Cup in 2007, notably led an Indian team without most of their established stars. He won the title before also winning the 2011 World Cup. On the other hand, Ponting, who captained Australia to consecutive World Cup titles in 2003 and 2007. Although, ponting had inherited a well-settled team from predecessor . He had legendary players like Steve Waugh, and carried on Australia’s domination well through the 2000’s.
Besides Afridi also named Viv Richards as his favourite batsman and said Abdul Qadir was his all-time favourite spinner at the se Question and answer session. Moreover, Asked who he thinks is the best bowler in the world, Afridi picked Australia pacer Pat Cummins. Meanwhile, Shahid Afridi recently recovered from coronavirus, after testing positive in June.