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Ganguly most successful Indian captain

Rajneesh Gupta | April 16, 2004 17:03 IST

Sourav Ganguly became the most successful captain in the history of Indian Test cricket following victory in the Rawalpindi Test on Friday.

It was Ganguly's 15th Test win as India captain, one more than Mohammad Azharuddin's tally of 14. The remarkable aspect about Ganguly's record is that he needed nine Tests less than Azharuddin to overhaul the record.

Interestingly, Azharuddin won only one Test outside India, while Ganguly won as many as seven, easily the maximum by an India captain. No other Indian captain has won more than three Tests on foreign soil.

Most Successful Indian Captains:
(Min. Qualification : One Test Win)
CaptainTestsWonLostDrawnTiedWinning %
SC Ganguly38151112039.47
M Azharuddin47141419029.79
SM Gavaskar479830019.15
Nawab of Pataudi jr4091912022.50
BS Bedi226115027.27
Kapil Dev344722111.76
SR Tendulkar254912016.00
AL Wadekar16448025.00
L Amarnath15267013.33
NJ Contractor12228016.67
PR Umrigar8224025.00
DB Vengsarkar10253020.00
R Dravid3111033.33
VS Hazare1415807.14
GS Ramchand5122020.00
RJ Shastri11000100.00

Most Successful Indian Captains on foreign soil:
(Min. Qualification : One Test Win)
CaptainTestsWonLostDrawnTiedWinning %
SC Ganguly247107029.16
BS Bedi14383021.43
Nawab of Pataudi jr133100023.08
SM Gavaskar182610011.11
Kapil Dev14239014.29
AL Wadekar11236018.18
M Azharuddin271101603.70
R Dravid2110050.00

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Sub: ganguly is the wonderful captain dont hurt him

dear chappel.. This is too much to ganguly issue.. first of all u know ganguly record is higerthen ur record.. u have not qualify critizise ...

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Sub: East or West, Saurav is the best

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Sub: plz chappel.. dont do unfare with indians emotions about ganguly

chappel ... ganguly is a wonderful captain...... he is fantastic player.. plz call him back to indian team.... he is a part of indian team ...

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Sub: about Mohd. Azharuddin

No one have seen who is defaulter. If he is match fixer then another 10 persons are not like that then why India loose many ...

Posted by mansoor ali

Sub: sub: About Mohd. Azharuddin

Mohd. Azharuddin is a great captain ever today. At the time of his captaincy there were no such good bowlers and batsmen (bow-except 1 srinath ...

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