Former India pacer RP Singh has revealed that legendary leg-spinner Anil Kumble was the best captain he played beneath as he himself was a bowler and understood the psyche of different bowlers.
The T20 World-Cup successful cricketer was in dialog with former opener Aakash Chopra when he he talked concerning the completely different captains he played beneath. RP Singh defined intimately concerning the modus-operandi of former captains Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid, Anil Kumble and MS Dhoni.
He mentioned MS Dhoni would make adjustments within the bowling even when a bowler was in a great rhythm however quite the opposite Rahul Dravid, watching a bowler on music, would stick with him for a lot of overs.
RP Singh, the previous left-arm pacer, who scalped 40 wickets in his 14-Test matches lengthy profession mentioned that Anil Kumble would ask him to postpone his ideas and proceed with the identical deliveries for few overs.
“Anil Kumble was himself a bowler and so he was the best captain of my life. I played only few matches under him but the he knew the psyche of the bowler. I said ‘I will bowl in-swing then he would say no continue bowling out-swing and postpone your thoughts’. Rahul Dravid would not do that. He was a bowler and he knew better about frustrating a bowler,” RP Singh mentioned.
RP Singh debuted beneath the captaincy of Sourav Ganguly in an ODI match in opposition to Zimbabwe in 2005. Remembering the match, Singh mentioned that he bowled a couple of wides within the first over however that didn’t irk Ganguly.
“Every captain has his own way. Sourav Ganguly gave me the ball and just told me to go and ball. First ball wide, second ball wide but he said it happens with everyone. So he was captain who would support and say ‘ no worries I will make us win’,” RP Singh recalled.
The UP-born former pacer heaped wealthy praises on Rahul Dravid, “a technical master, who knew how to run the game’.
“Rahul Dravid was technically a really good participant, he would learn the sport and determined what to do. In the England sequence I requested to bowl from around the wicket however he ought to bowl a bit from over the wicket. I regarded as much as him after few overs and requested once more after which he requested if the ball is swinging and even requested MS Dhoni. He allowed me to bowl around the wicket after that. Setting up the sphere in numerous methods, he was a technical grasp, he knew methods to run the sport,” RP Singh said.
RP Singh, retired from cricket in 2018 but he played his last match in 2011 under the captaincy of his “buddy” MS Dhoni. RP Singh stated that he hasn’t seen a captain who reads the game better than Dhoni.
“We have not seen anybody studying the the sport higher than MS Dhoni. When to tug a scenario, change it, go away it or methods to keep it up sport from a scenario, I have not seen anybody higher than him in my enjoying profession. He was a participant who would learn the scenario in a different way,” RP Singh stated.
Cricketer-turned-commentator RP Singh summed up by saying that all the captains were good and they did what they had to do according to the situation and players they had.