IPL : In a tournament like IPL, the role of the captain is very important as the game changes very quickly in T20. However, leading a team in such a big tournament is not an easy task. If a player fails to perform as captain then the franchises also do not give him much time. There have been few cricketers who have captained the team for a long period of time because of their consistent performances. Today we will discuss about the 5 most successful captains in IPL history.
1. Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma’s name is included in the list of most successful captains in the history of IPL. Rohit Sharma is the only player to win 5 IPL trophies in 8 years as captain. Rohit Sharma is captaining Mumbai Indians since 2013. He has played 143 IPL matches as captain. Rohit won 79 matches during this period. Also, in 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019 and 2020, Mumbai Indians have been made the champions of IPL. Rohit’s winning percentage is 56.64.
2. Mahendra Singh Dhoni
MS Dhoni’s name comes at number two. Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the captain of Chennai Super Kings in IPL. Apart from this, he has also been the captain of the Rising Pune Supergiants team. He has won 4 IPL trophies for CSK under his captaincy in the years 2010, 2011, 2018 and 2021. Overall, Dhoni has captained 210 matches and has won 123 of them. His winning percentage is 58.85. Except for the 2016 and 2020 and 2022 seasons, he has led his team to the IPL playoffs in all the seasons.
3. Gautam Gambhir
Gautam Gambhir is present at number three. Gambhir has captained Delhi Daredevils (now Delhi Capitals) and Kolkata Knight Riders. As a captain, Gambhir has played 129 matches from 2009 to 2018. In this, he was successful in winning 71 matches. His winning percentage was 55.42. Under Gambhir’s captaincy, KRR has won the IPL title twice in 2012 and 2014.
4. Shane Warne
Shane Warne ranks fourth in this list. Warne captained the Rajasthan Royals from 2008 to 2011. Shane Warne won 30 matches from 55 matches. His winning percentage was 55.45. Apart from this, in 2008, IPL also won the inaugural title.
5. Adam Gilchrist
Gilchrist led two teams in the IPL from 2008 to 2013. Earlier he was the captain of Deccan Chargers. After this he was the captain of Kings XI Punjab (now Punjab Kings). As a captain, Adam Gilchrist played 74 matches and won 35 matches. His winning percentage was 47.29. Gilchrist won the title to Deccan Chargers in the year 2009 under his own captaincy. Apart from all this, David Warner has won the IPL title to Sunrisers Hyderabad in 2016 under his captaincy.
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