India skipper M.S. Dhoni three Tests away from becoming worst touring captain | Khelnama

India skipper M.S. Dhoni three Tests away from becoming worst touring captain

India skipper M.S. Dhoni three Tests away from becoming worst touring captain

by Khelnama News Desk | Cricket | 12th Aug 2014
When Sourav Ganguly promoted a rookie from Jharkhand to No.3 against Pakistan at Vizag way back in 2005, how many thought that it would change Indian cricket forever? Not only did Dhoni go on to become India's best wicket-keeper batsman but also
When Sourav Ganguly promoted a rookie from Jharkhand to No.3 against Pakistan at Vizag way back in 2005, how many thought that it would change Indian cricket forever? Not only did Dhoni go on to become India's best wicket-keeper batsman but also took over as captain two years later and became one of the finest captains (arguably the best in shorter format).

New Delhi: Mahendra Singh Dhoni might be closing in on a dubious captaincy record held by Stephen Fleming, the coach of the Chennai Super Kings, and West Indies’ Brian Lara.

Fleming and Lara have the highest 16 overseas Test losses as skipper. After the humiliating defeat in the Manchester Test, Dhoni has lost 13 away Test matches, just three short.

After losing a Test match in New Zealand earlier this year, Dhoni surpassed Saurav Ganguly, Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi and Mohammed Azharuddin as the Indian skipper with the worst away record. Each of the trio had 10 overseas Test defeats. The loss in Wellington was Dhoni's 11th as captain on foreign soil.

Ganguly has the best record as captain on foreign soil with 11 Test victories including two drawn series – in England (2002) and Australia (2003-04). Under Ganguly's captaincy, India also won in West Indies, Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka.

So far, of the 27 Tests Dhoni has led on foreign soil, he has won six.