Pakistan star all-rounder, Shahid Afridi who remains quite active on all social platforms was asked on Wednesday by a user on Twitter to choose the best captains between MS Dhoni and Ricky Ponting.
To which former Pakistan skipper quickly responded, rating MS Dhoni a bit higher than Ponting.
“I rate Dhoni a bit higher than Ponting as he developed a new team full of youngsters” Shahid Afridi Tweeted.
I rate Dhoni a bit higher than Ponting as he developed a new team full of youngsters
— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) July 29, 2020
There is no point denying that MS Dhoni and Ricky Ponting are arguably the best captains in cricket history.
Dhoni led the majorly inexperienced side to World T20 victory in 2007 and often credited for giving equal opportunity to all youngsters during his captaincy tenure.
Afridi quickly acknowledged this fact as he gave huge credit to Captain cool for changing the face of Indian cricket.
Whereas on the other hand, Ponting led Australia to win the 2003 and 2007 world cups with a well-settled team from predecessor Steve Waugh and carried on Australia’s domination well through the 2000’s.
Afridi picked Viv Richards as his all-time favourite batsman and Abdul Qadir as his all-time favourite bowler. Recently, he recovered from coronavirus after being tested positive in June.
He played 27 tests, 398 ODIs and 99 T20s for Pakistan. He also captained Pakistan at numerous phases but a major chunk of his captaincy came in 2009-2011.