5 most successful IPL captains
#4 Gautam Gambhir (M - 107, W - 61, L - 45, T - 1, W% - 57.47)
Gautam Gambhir started his IPL captaincy stint with Delhi Daredevils in 2009 as a replacement for Virender Sehwag and led them to semi-finals in South Africa. In the next season, he was made full-time captain.
But his captaincy came to the fore when he moved to Kolkata Knight Riders and led the team to two IPL titles in 2012 and 2014.
His batting also blossomed along with his captaincy. In the 2012 edition, with 590 runs at a strike rate of 143.55 under his belt, he was the second highest run-getter behind Royal Challenger Bangalore’s Chris Gayle.
With over 3600 runs, Gambhir is the fourth all-time run scorer in all IPL matches. In the 2014 season, though he did not shine with the bat, his captaincy was one of the reasons for KKR’s victory.Published 28 Mar 2017, 10:48 IST