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When we speak about the greatest captains to have led India, the two obvious names that come up are MS Dhoni and Sourav Ganguly. While Dhoni has a cupboard full of silverwares, Ganguly is credited for building the team that went on to win laurels for the nation. Picking both is easy but to rate them one and two is subjective and often is a subject of intense debate. It seems Indian all-rounder Yuvraj Singh has now added fuel to this unending debate by choosing his best Indian captain.

Yuvraj was the Player of the Tournament when India lifted the ICC World Cup 2011 under the leadership of Dhoni. Yuvraj had earlier played a crucial role in India’s ICC World T20 2007 triumph too. Yuvraj and Dhoni earlier competed for captaincy, and when the former was dropped after the ICC World T20 2014, Dhoni was blamed for playing a part to it. When Yuvraj’s name did not feature in the World Cup 2015 squad, Yuvraj’s father Yograj too lashed the Indian skipper, and compared him to mythical demon Ravana. However, Yuvraj has always maintained a cordial relation with Dhoni and the two have been a part of many happy dressing rooms.

If Yuvraj won accolades alongside Dhoni, it was under Ganguly’s leadership when the Chandigarh lad took his first steps in the international arena and the Bengal southpaw backed the then teenager immensely and created a champion out of him.

On the other hand, Dhoni is often portrayed as the villain in Yuvraj’s career, thanks to the latter’s father too. However, just like Ganguly, Dhoni too has supported Yuvraj at crucial junctures in his career. They have bonded well as they are from the same age group and earlier this year, during the World T20, Dhoni backed Yuvraj tremendously.

While cricketers remain diplomatic over answering this tricky question, Yuvraj has no qualms in giving his verdict. He reasons out, why.

In an Q&A session with Radio Mirchi, Yuvraj said, “I started my career under Sourav and I think he is the one who put this team together and supported players like myself, Ashish (Nehra), (Virender) Sehwag, Zaheer Khan and Harbhajan (Singh). So probably he would be the best captain.”

For that matter, it was under Ganguly’s leadership when Dhoni made his way in the national side. Ganguly was impressed with Dhoni after his exploits in Kenya for India A and insisted that the Jharkhand wicketkeeper be drafted in the national squad. Rest is history.

India’s most successful skipper or the man who built Team India? Despite Yuvraj’s preference, this debate has no end. Which side are you in?