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Who Do You Think is The Best Captain So Far?

Sunil Gavaskar

  • Born: July 10, 1949 in Mumbai
  • Education: St Xavier's College; Bombay University
  • Career: Sunil Gavaskar was pulled in to the Ranji Squad at a very young age. Already known as India’s Best Schoolboy Cricketer, Sunny debuted against Karnataka in 1968/69 season of Ranji. He could manage to score only a duck, however, he muted all the critics with his exceptional centuries in a series. Immediately, he was included in India’s test squad to tour. West Indies in 1970 – 1971. Gavaskar was the first to score 10,000 odd test runs in 214 innings with a high score of 236* 
  • Remuneration:  INR 4 Crores
  • Networth: $30 Million
  • Interesting Facts: 
    1. Sunny wanted to choose Wrestling as a career before becoming a cricketer 
    2. Gavaskar is the only cricketer who has scored 774 runs in the Debut series
    3. When Sunny was born, the nurse exchanged the baby boy with a fisherwoman’s son. But, Sunny’s uncle who had noticed a hole in Sunny’s ear lobe looked for the baby in the entire hospital and finally found him next to the fisherwoman.
  • Centuries: 34 in Tests and 1 in ODI
  • Residence: Apart from owning a house in Mumbai, Gavaskar also owns two properties in Dubai. He has been a resident of Dubai from past 10 years and owns an apartment in Burj Residence, Downtown, Dubai and a townhouse in Danube’s project. Properties For Sale in Mumbai.

Kapil Dev

  • Born: January 6, 1959 in Chandigarh
  • Education: D.V.A. School
  • Career: Kapil Dev debuted for Haryana in November 1975 against Punjab. Later in 1977 – 78 he took his maiden 10 wickets in first class cricket and to prove his consistency, he took 10 wickets twice in Test for team India. Kapil Dev established himself as India's premier fast bowler and the best all – rounder till date. Kapil Dev is often remembered for the illustrious 1983 Cricket World Cup win – since, he captained and lead the team to success.
  • Remuneration: INR1.5 Crores
  • Networth: $2.8 Million
  • Interesting Facts:
    1. After retirement from cricket in 1994, Kapil Dev took up golf.
    2. Kapil has made cameo appearances in the films Dillagi... Yeh Dillagi, Iqbal, Chain Khuli ki Main Khuli and Mujhse Shadi Karogi
    3. Kapil established a company Dev Musco Lighting Pvt Limited in partnership with Musco Lighting to install floodlights in major stadiums and sports venues in India.
  • Centuries: 8 in 131 Tests and 1 in 225 ODIs
  • Residence: Kapil Dev owns a house in Chandigarh, Punjab. Upcoming Projects in Chandigarh

Azaruddin

  • Born: February 8, 1963 in Hyderabad
  • Education: Bachelor of Commerce from Nizam College, Osmania University, Hyderabad
  • Career: Azharuddin entered the Indian Cricket team as a middle order batsman and soon earned the fame from his fab 3 centuries in the first 3 test matches. Later, Azar replaced Shrikanth as the captain in 1990 and till date Azar is considered as the most successful captain for having won 103 ODIs and 14 Tests during his regime. However, Azar had a disastrous end to his cricket career, as he was booked for fixing 3 ODI matches and finally BCCI banned him from the game of cricket in 2000.
  • Networth: $1 Million
  • Interesting Facts:
    1. Azhar won praise from Venkataraghavan stating that "Azharuddin had the best wrists in the game".
    2. In 1991 Azhar was named “Wisden Cricketer of the Year”.
  • Centuries: 22 in 99 Tests and 7 in 334 ODIs
  • Residence: Azar owns a flat in Nest Apartments, Hyderabad and also another flat in Lodhi Garden, New Delhi. Affordable Properties in Hyderabad.

Sachin Tendulkar

  • Born: April 24, 1973 in Mumbai
  • Education: 10th Drop out
  • Career: Sachin took up cricket at the age of 11. The little master, debuted in November 1989 against Pakistan in Karachi at the age of 16. Known for creating records, the Master Blaster has to his credit 15,921 runs in tests, and 18,426 runs in ODIs. He is the only player to score more than 30000 runs in all forms of international cricket and to score 100 tons in the history of Cricket. The man, who needs no description is the first one to cross 200* in ODI.
  • Remuneration: $2.1 Million
  • Networth: $115 Million
  • Interesting Facts:
    1. Sachin’s father died in the middle of 1999 World cup Cricket match, Tendulkar flew back to India to attend final rituals of his father and he returned to the World cup and scored 140* out off 101 balls and he dedicated this century to his father.
    2. Sachin is the youngest recipient and only sports star to receive “Bharath Ratna”
    3. Before Tendulkar debuted, he worked as a ball boy for a match in 1987 World Cup
  • Centuries: 51 in 200 Tests and 49 in 463 ODIs
  • Residence: Tendulkar owns a 5 storeyed, brand new home in Bandra. The 80 crores house has 2 basements, where the second one has the capacity to park 35 to 40 cars. Also, the house has separate play area, pool and a Ganesha Temple. Sought After Properties in Bandra

Saurav Ganguly

  • Born: July 8, 1972 in Behala, Kolkata
  • Education: St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata
  • Career: Ganguly, who was called “maharaja” meaning “the great king” was brought up in a very rich environment with an inclination towards sports, especially Football from a very young age. His mother, Nirupa Ganguly was not very keen on encouraging her son to take up sports for life. However, Dadha with the help of his elder brother Snehasish enrolled into a cricket coaching camp during the summer vacation of his tenth grade. Following a successful Ranji season, Ganguly debuted to the national cricket team of India in the year 1992 against West Indies. Due to his under-performance and attitude, he was dropped from the team, however, Ganguly toiled in domestic cricket and Ranji. Finally, he was recalled to the team in the year 1996 for a tour of England.
  • Net worth: $55.5 Million
  • Interesting Facts:
    1. Ganguly’s father ran a flourishing printing press, the 3rd largest in Asia and hence Sourav got the name ‘Prince of Calcutta.’
    2. Sourav, basically is a right handed person. He practiced to bat in left as his brother was a lefty.
    3. Sourav is a staunch follower of religion and practices fast on every Tuesdays.
  • Centuries: 16 in 113 Tests and 22 in 311 ODIs
  • Residence: Sourav stays in 4 storey house with his 50 member family. The house has 48 rooms and a cricket pitch in the premises. Dada’s family is one of the top 5 richest families of Kolkata and every room of the house has special antique interiors. The house is located in Behala, Kolkata, West Bengal, India. Independent Homes and Villas in Kolkata

Rahul Dravid

  • Born: January 11, 1973 in Indore
  • Education: A degree in commerce from St. Joseph’s College of Commerce
  • Career: Like any other Indian kid, Dravid started playing cricket in the gullies of Bangalore at the age of 10. With growing passion for the game and also the school team, Dravid started performing for junior tournaments, under 15, under 17 and under 19 tournaments. Jammy made his ODI and test debuts in 1996, but was not a success in ODI initially. However, he slammed 95 in his debut test innings. Eventually, he fixed his position in both the formats of the game and scored 10,000+ runs.
  • Remuneration: INR 10 Crores
  • Networth: $22.6 Million
  • Interesting Facts:
    1. Dravid’s father used to work in Kissan factory. Also, Dravid later starred for the same brand – which earned him the name “Jammy.”
    2. Dravid used to play hockey before becoming a cricketer. He was also selected for Karnataka team
    3. Dravid, known for his cool, had once lost it after India faced a defeat against England in Mumbai in the year 2006 and threw a chair in the dressing room.
  • Centuries: 36 in Tests and 12 in ODIs
  • Residence: Dravid lives in Srishti, located in one of the most famous areas of Bangalore; Indiranagar, 13th Main. Selective Properties in and around Indira Nagar, Bangalore

Virendra Sehwag

  • Born: October 20, 1978 in Najafgarh
  • Education: Arora Vidya School in Delhi
  • Career: Viru, from a very young age was madly in love with cricket. He started his career in 1997 – 98 first class cricket season playing for Delhi. His consistency in performance and spirit quickly lead him to the National team in the year 2001. Parallel to that, he captained the Delhi North zone team and led the team to victory in 2004 – 2005. Sehwag, even today is considered as the best opener.
  • Remuneration: INR 15 Crores
  • Networth: $40 Million
  • Interesting Facts:
    1. Sehwag was banned in his debut test for excessive appealing
    2. During his early days, he used to go to Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi on a Chetak Scooter
  • Centuries: 23 in 104 Tests and 15 in 251 ODIs
  • Residence: Sehwag owns a flat in Najafgarh in New Delhi. Properties in Najafgarh

Anil Kumble

  • Born: October 17, 1970 in Bangalore
  • Education: Mechanical Engineer
  • Career: Jumbo made his debut at the age of 19 for the State. Soon, he was roped in for Australia – Asia Cup in the year 1990. Eventually, he took a prime position in both Test and ODI teams by creating records like 6 wickets for 12 runs against West Indies during his initial years.
  • Interesting Facts:
    1. Jumbo holds maximum number of Caught and Bowled dismissals(25) in Test Cricket
    2. Kumble also holds a credit of getting Padma Shri and Arjuna awards
    3. Second Bowler who scalped all the ten wickets in test cricket against Pakistan
  • Wickets: 337 Wickets in 271 ODIs and 619 Wickets in 132 Tests
  • Residence: Kreeda – which means sports in Kannada, an independent house in Banashankari Bangalore. 2 & 3 BHK Houses in and around Banashankari, Bangalore

MS Dhoni

  • Born: July 7, 1981 in Ranchi
  • Education: B Com Dropout
  • Career: Dhoni, a true sportsman was the main player for school’s Badminton and football teams. Accidently, he was sent for a local club’s cricket match by his football coach to play as a wicket keeper. Looking at his performance, he was roped in permanently for Commando Cricket Club. After finishing his 10th standard, Dhoni focused more on cricket. Dhoni debuted to ODI in 2004 against Bangladesh and played his first test a year later. From being just a wicket keeper, Dhoni secured the position of a strong middle order batsman and finally to the most successful captain.
  • Remuneration: $3.5 Million
  • Networth: $65 Million
  • Interesting Facts:
    1. Dhoni, who was known for his hairstyle later cut his hair short, as his love Sakshi suggested him to do so
    2. Dhoni worked as a ticket collector at Kharagpur Railway Station from 2001 to 2003 to support his family
    3. Dhoni has a collection of over 23 Bikes and supercars.
    4. Dhoni is the vice president for India Cements
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  • Centuries: 9 in 265 ODIs and 6 in 90 Tests
  • Residence: Dhoni himself designed his house in Ranchi. He also owns a farm house in Ranchi. Projects in Ranchi

Virat Kholi

  • Born: November 5, 1988 in Delhi
  • Education: Schooling in Savier convent in Delhi
  • Career: Kohli, who was keen on Cricket started playing the game in the gullies of Delhi. His father, Prem Kohli, who was the biggest support of his 9 year old son, soon took him to West Delhi Cricket Academy. Soon, Kholi was roped into Under 15, under 17 and under 19 tournaments. Due to his technically excellent cricket, he was encouraged by his coach at all junctures. Kohli came into limelight in the year 2006 while playing against Karnataka. In spite of knowing that his father had passed away, Kohli didn’t give up and slammed a 90 in the same innings. Kohli debuted in August 2008 for the ODI squad of the National Team and the rest his history.
  • Remuneration: $3.1 Million
  • Networth: $46 Million
  • Interesting Facts:
    1. Virat’s nick name is ‘Chikku’
    2. Kohli is the fastest Indian batsman to reach the landmarks 1000, 3000, 4000, and 5000 runs in ODI
    3. Ranveer singh was the person who introduced Kohli and Anushka at a party. Following which, the shampoo ad was shot.
  • Centuries: 22 Centuries in 161 ODIs and 11 Centuries in 37 Tests
  • Residence: Kohli owns a house in Meera Bagh, Delhi. Also, Kohli owns a posh bungalow for 80 crores in West Delhi’s Punjabi Bagh Area. Explore properties in West Delhi
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