first_imgTo a query, Kapil Dev mentioned the names of former To a query, Kapil Dev mentioned the names of former opener Navjot Singh Sidhu and middle-order batsman Ajay Jadeja as the most unorganised off the field. “To call them dirtiest would be harsh but they were very rough off the field and would hurriedly pack the clothes and wear them for days,” Kapil said. Sehwag gave credit to Ganguly and Kumble and also named MS Dhoni, saying that a successful player has a great captain behind him. “Dada had only one motive to win overseas and become number one. Their captaincy was attacking and to back their boys was their strength. I remember having dinner and Kumble told me you would play the next four matches, performance would not matter, just go and give your 100 per cent. I was so content. I made my second triple hundred under Kumble. The seed was sown by Dada and Kumble continued,” Sehwag, recalling his 319 against South Africa in Chennai Test in 2008, said. “Cricket has not changed but its the mindset that has. I never had fear of losing my place as my captain would tell me just go out there and play freely. I could play the fearless cricket because I had my captains backing. “Captain played a big role — be it Sourav, Kumble or MS Dhoni. Every successful player has an equally great captain behind him.” PTI TAP CM CMlast_img

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