Captaincy plays a big role in a game like cricket. It is probably the only sport that provides a captain with so much responsibility. The captaincy decisions end up impacting the game big time. There are two kinds of captains; one who prefers to stay calm while others who are on the offensive always. The best captains have often left a great legacy behind them. Captains who are aggressive by nature are box-office to watch. They literally perform an orchestra with their team on-field. lest see who are the top 5 Aggressive captains in cricket history.
We Ranked Top 5 Aggressive Captains In Cricket History :
#5 Imran Khan
Imran Khan was Pakistan’s most inspirational captain. He made a raw Pakistan outfit world champions. Khan led them to World Cup glory in 1992. His team were popularly called the ‘cornered tigers’. Under his aggressive leadership, Pakistan dominated world cricket in the late 80s and early 90s. Khan’s charisma rubbed onto the entire team. Pakistan cricket teams were always were known to be divided into different groups. It was Khan who unified them. He is arguably Pakistan’s greatest ever captain.
#4 Steve Waugh
Steve Waugh was referred to as the ice-man. He displayed an exemplary amount of calmness while batting. But Waugh wasn’t anything but soft. He had a very tough interior and it was impossible to ruffle him. He famously bought the mental disintegration concept in cricket while leading the side. It added a new dimension to sledging. Waugh’s taunts on Gibbs in the 99’ World Cup are the stuff of legend. He remains one of the best captains to have ever led a side.
#3 Sourav Ganguly
Sourav Ganguly was the first Indian captain who took the aggressive route. It was under him that India learnt never to back down. India started winning overseas under his reign. They were competitive across the world. Ganguly was popularly called ‘Dada’ by his teammates. He famously made Steve Waugh wait for tosses during his final frontier tour. His shirt waving at Lords is an iconic moment in Indian cricket. India changed under Ganguly. This change has now become permanent.
#2 Ricky Ponting
Ricky Ponting was one of the most aggressive cricketers the world has ever seen. Buoyed by the fact that he had a world-beating side, Ponting’s aggression knew no limits. He walked the talk almost always. Ponting-led Australia stayed unbeaten for a record 31 World Cup games. He was ruthless in his leadership. He was so aggressive in his captaincy that it often meandered on the borderline.
#1 Virat Kohli
It was hard to imagine a captain more aggressive than Ponting. But Virat Kohli proved to be just that. His style of captaincy was evident even during his U-19 days. Kohli was groomed to be the next captain ever since he made his International debut. He has taken India to the next level across formats. His in-your-face aggressive captaincy has drawn flak and praises in equal measure. Virat Kohli is currently the world’s most important player. His theatre leading his troops is a sight for the visual eyes.