Mumbai Rahul Dravid on Wednesday gave a huge thumbs-up to the captaincy skills of Sourav Ganguly and Mahendra Singh Dhoni, saying while the former was passionate about his job, the latter is a great leader by example.
All the captains had something. The two captains that I played under the longest were Ganguly and Dhoni. Both of them were right (for the job) at the time they led India, said Dravid.
Ganguly had a passion for the job. He had a desire to win. He was willing to do whatever it took to win.
Dhoni had probably a more mature team. He is a great leader by example. Someone whom I have always admired for his ability to remain balanced and have the sense of equanimity about his captaincy, he said.
Dravid said he loved reading books. Reading was a way to escape because I thought about cricket a lot. And in books I found my release. I hated at the end of the day to talk about cricket with someone else, because I was talking about it with myself all the time. It took a lot of pressure off me, he said.