Gautam Gambhir ahead of MS Dhoni as far as captaincy is concerned, Pune Warriors India Captain Sourav Ganguly on Saturday put his money on KKR to win the IPL5 Season.
Sourav Ganguly said, “Gautam Gambhir is the best captain of the IPL. I really liked the way he supported his players. He persisted with Yusuf Pathan as he delivered his best performance in two years”.
MS Dhoni led Chennai Super Kings who play their third final in as many years may be the especially on paper but Sourav Ganguly put both the teams at par and hoped the Knight Riders would win their first title in five years.
“I want to wish both the teams. But I want to see a new champion. I think KKR would win this time”.
“Gautam Gambhir would be equally confident on the field. They (KKR) are a pretty balanced side and have been consistent this season. They have the players to win matches”.
“I don’t think he would play with a mindset that he would have to prove something. The way they have performed this season is enough to inspire themselves for the big day tomorrow”.
The Chennai Super Kings players could be “role models” for any side. “They have stuck to their side for five years with players like Dhoni, Vijay, Badrinath being the core of the side all these time. They can be a role model for any T20 side”.
“I’ve always say Dhoni is unparallel in the short versions, though there would always be a question mark on him when it comes to Test cricket”.
“Toss would be vital. I’m sure (Gautam) Gambhir would hope to win the toss and set a target. The whole game would change if Gambhir wins the toss”.
“But at the same time, Chennai’s 50 per cent job would be done if they manage to tackle Sunil Narine”.
Sourav Ganguly also did a post-mortem on Highly unsuccessful exit of Delhi Daredevils and held skipper Virender Sehwag responsible.
“Delhi got it completely wrong in their team combination in Pune. Even in my dream I cannot think of playing one spinner and four seamers on Pune track”.
“Virender Sehwag is responsible for both KKR and CSK‘s passage into the final. I just failed to understand his decisions”.
“The trend in IPL has been the team that finishes last plays the final…”
“We did not bat well. Be it Ganguly or Clarke. We will have to start from zero next time. I’m yet to decide on my role in the team next year”.
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