[caption id="attachment_776726" align="alignnone" width="628"]<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/gautam-gambhir1.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-776726" alt="gautam gambhir" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/gautam-gambhir1.jpg" width="628" height="355" /></a> Gautam Gambhir (AFP Photo)[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>During his international career, <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/gautam-gambhir/">Gautam Gambhir</a> played under several captains including <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/rahul-dravid/">Rahul Dravid</a>, <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/anil-kumble/">Anil Kumble</a>, <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/mahendra-singh-dhoni/">MS Dhoni</a> and <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/virat-kohli/">Virat Kohli</a>. <p></p> <p></p><strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/gautam-gambhir-open-to-coaching-role-post-retirement-776056">Gambhir open to coaching role post retirement</a></strong> <p></p> <p></p>Even though he played only five Tests under Kumble's captaincy but Gambhir has no doubts whatsoever that the legendary spinner was the best of the lots from whom he learned a lot during his India career. <p></p> <p></p>Gambhir recently announced his retirement from international cricket bringing an end to an illustrious career during which he won the 2007 ICC WorldT20 and 2011 ICC World Cup. <p></p> <p></p>"There is a difference between being a captain and a leader," Gambhir told <em>India Today</em>. "I have played under lots and lots of captains in my career. I have been asked which is the best captain I have played under and I have always said that the captain is as good as his team. Today I can say that I have played under a lot of captains, but there was only one leader and that was Anil Kumble. I think I have learned so much from him." <p></p> <p></p>Gambhir credited Kumble for teaching him several aspects of leadership. During his own captaincy, Gambhir led India to a bilateral ODI series win against New Zealand and he also led Kolkata Knight Riders to two IPL titles after being appointed as their skipper. <p></p> <p></p>"I have played only five Tests under him. I have learned a lot of my leadership skills from him. The way he was selfless and the way he was passionate ... the way he was honest about his own cricket. I think I can say after I have retired that he was the best leader that I played under," he said. <p></p> <p></p>He continued, "I don't like talking too highly of myself, but one thing that I feel when I look back at my career, I can say that I have been honest to my profession and I have been very selfless as well. That is probably the most important thing about a leader and I think that I had both those things. Whenever I captained KKR, I have been absolutely dead honest and been very selfless as well and that is what leaders are."