“Dada”...The Man who revived Indian cricket . Instilled youngsters with no-fear attitude and encouraged them to express freely. A great opening batsman in ODI'S and a good batsman in test cricket. He is known for his slaughtering of the slow bowlers. The God of offside cricket, he had exquisite timing that enabled him to hit graceful and effortless drives. Skilled batsman and an equivalently important bowler at times made him a very valuable cricketer. His leadership , his handling of the team and the media was remarkable. He was not afraid to take tough and bold decisions. Widely regarded as one of India’s finest captains, he led the team to series victories overseas after a long gap. His transition to commentary has been smooth, and glimpses of his no-nonsense attitude can still be seen in his commentary.
One of the most successful captains for India and the world
Runners up in World Cup Finals 2003
Among the highest run scorer in ODIs
Awards and Recognition
Padma Shri in 2004
Lifetime achievement award by the West Bengal government
Off-Field Personality / Brand Image Traits
A fearless competitor, not afraid to indulge in fights. Leads a princely life with rich family traditions. A rebel by nature and not afraid to take on establishments. His ability to not succumb under pressure and sometimes even enjoy such situations makes him a truly great leader. Egoistic, outspoken and creativity are his popular characteristics.
A slow fielder and not great at dealing with bouncers. His arrogance also has sometimes led to his downfall. Has been criticized for doing things his own way.