Former Indian team opener Gautam Gambhir made an international debut on behalf of the country’s team under the captaincy of Sourav Ganguly. Apart from Ganguly, Gautam Gambhir has played for the country under captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who won two World Cups (T20 World Cup in 2007 and ODI World Cup in 2011), Rahul Dravid, and Anil Kumble. At the same time, in Test cricket, he made a comeback under the captaincy of Virat Kohli.
For 13 years, Gautam Gambhir has played under the best captain of India, but when he was asked about his best captain of the Indian team, he has chosen his best captain, but he is not Dhoni.
Gautam Gambhir said goodbye to all formats of cricket in December 2018 and has now called the great Indian spinner Anil Kumble his best captain, under whom he has played.
Left-handed batsman Gautam Gambhir said in the Star Sports show Cricket Connected, “Yes MS Dhoni tops the records, but for me, the best is Captain Anil Kumble.”
Gambhir has said that if Kumble had captained for a long time, he would have made all the records for India. Anil Kumble captained 14 Tests for India in 2007 and 2008, of which 3 were won, 5 lost and 6 draws.
Gautam Gambhir has said, “Sourav Ganguly did a good job as a captain. One captain that I definitely wanted to see captaining India for a long time was Anil Kumble. I have played 6 Test matches under his captaincy; If he had captained India for a long time, he would have broken many records.”
Anil Kumble became the captain of the team in the 17th seal of his career in November 2007, when Rahul Dravid resigned from his post. At that time the captain of the ODI and T20 team was MS Dhoni and it was considered too early to hand him the captaincy of the Test team.
Anil Kumble is the highest wicket-taker for India in Tests (619) and ODIs (337). After captaining 14 Test matches, Dhoni was made Test Captain as soon as he announced his retirement.