Captaincy is one huge aspect of the game of bat and ball that we know as cricket. Over the years, cricket have seen some really leaders emerge through. The same is the case with the Indian Premier League (IPL) as well. There has been number of captains who have led a team in the IPL.
Among some of the famous captains in the IPL includes the likes of former India captains MS Dhoni, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli. While Dhoni is one of the most successful captain in the Indian cricket team’s history, under Virat Kohli’s leadership, the Indian team dominated. Whereas Rohit Sharma is also creating his own legacy.
The trio have not only captain the Indian National team, but also they have captain Chennai Super Kings (CSK), Mumbai Indians (MI) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the IPL. Other than three, there have been many more world famous names and captains who have graced the IPL.
But, MS Dhoni, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli stands at the top of the pile. There have been number of players who have played under the leadership of the three. However, there is one former Indian player who thinks not the two, but someone is the best captain to have played in the IPL.
Former Indian cricketer RP Singh during his interaction with JioCinema, RP Singh picked former Australia wicketkeeper batsman Adam Gilchrist as the best captain ever he played under in the IPL. “My favourite is Adam Gilchrist. He was a former Australian captain and was the leader of the Deccan Chargers for three years. He was a favourite because in the first year we finished at the bottom, but the next year we bounced back and turned the tables around. We were at the top,” said RP Singh.
RP Singh played under the leadership of Adam Gilchrist during their days of playing together for the Deccan Chargers. Adam Gilchrist was the captain of the Deccan Chargers first couple of years of the competition before the team was folded.