The BCCI president, Sourav Ganguly, is probably one of India’s greatest captains. India surmounted obstacles to compete in their own country against some of the best teams in the world, even if it may not have won a World Cup. However, Ganguly would be the first to concede that Indian cricket has only advanced since he hung up his boots and the nation has witnessed captains who have not only carried the baton but have significantly contributed to the creation of illustrious chapters in Indian cricket’s past.

India under MS Dhoni won the inaugural ODI World Cup in 2011, the Champions Trophy in 2013, the first T20 World Cup in 2007, and became the top Test team. Dhoni’s successor, Virat Kohli, was not far behind. He led India to previously unheard-of heights in Test cricket during their longest tenure at the top of the ICC Test rankings. White-ball cricket player Rohit Sharma has had a great start to his leadership role with back-to-back triumphs.

But Rohit’s main objective will be to end India’s nearly ten-year absence from an ICC competition. Ganguly was asked to comment on Rohit’s leadership style as the team prepares to defend their Asia Cup championship in the United Arab Emirates. The India opener has guided the Mumbai Indians to a record five IPL championships.