Ravichandran Ashwin REVEALS his favourite captain. It is not MS Dhoni or Virat Kohli

Ashwin would be raring to make a comeback in the team after a small stint away from the Blues

Indian ace off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has revealed his favourite captain and surprisingly it is former captain of Indian cricket team Sourav Ganguly. Ashwin made the revelation on a TV show, according to SportsWiki, when the anchor asked him about who his favourite captain was. Ashwin said that he grew up watching Ganguly lead the Indian side and admired his captaincy skills.

Ganguly, often called the Prince of Kolkata, took over the reigns of Indian cricket when it was infested with match-fixing and the fans had lost faith in the sport. Sourav Ganguly led team India to the finals of the 2003 cricket World Cup. He was the second highest run-getter in that tournament. He also led team India to lift the Natwest trophy at Lord’s. In fact, it was Sourav Ganguly-led young team that halted Steve Waugh and Australia’s world record winning streak at Eden Gardens in 2001. Ganguly was also touted as someone who read the game and the pitch better than others. Ganguly along with Sachin played as opening batsmen for the team and they amassed many records together as a pair.

Ravichandran Ashwin has played most of his cricket under MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli. Recently, Ashwin was left out of the Indian squad that will host New Zealand in a limited overs competition. Ashwin was not a part of Virat Kohli-led Team India as well when they hosted Australia. He had been playing County Championships for Worcestershire in England.