Former India cricketer Gautam Gambhir has picked Anil Kumble as the best captain that he played under, albeit for a brief period of time between 2007 and 2008.
Gambhir made his international debut under Rahul Dravid in 2004 and then went on to play under Kumble, MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli’s captaincy during his 14-year international career.
But it was under Kumble that he picked up the tricks of the trade and lauded the legendary leg-spinner for being a selfless leader for India.
“There is a difference between being a captain and a leader. I have played under lots and lots of captains in my career. The most selfless and honest person that I have played under, and I have learned a lot.
“I have been asked which is the best captain I have played under and I have always said that the captain is as good as his team. Today I can say that I have played under a lot of captains, but there was only one leader and that was Anil Kumble. I think I have learned so much from him,” Gambhir told India Today.