3. Ricky Ponting – Could never win a Test match in India as captain
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He is perhaps one of the greatest Aussie leader of all times. Ponting had a team of greats who dominated the world of cricket for a long time. Having captained in 230 games, Ponting lost only 51 ODIs. This proves what a dominating team it was.
However Ponting will always have one grief in his life of not winning a Test in India as a captain. He tried 7 times and had 2 draws and 5 defeats. The sub-continent always provides tough challenges for any opponent. This is because of the weather and the vicious turning pitches.
4. MS Dhoni – Failed to win a bilateral series in South Africa as captain
MSD is one of the most celebrated cricketers in the history of the game. He stands for the ray of hope as he is one of the greatest finishers of the game. His calmness and composure is unparalleled to all other players from around the world.
Dhoni has a unique record of winning all the existing ICC Trophies as the captain. These are the Champions Trophy, World Cup and World T20. Under his captaincy, the Men in Blue became a fantastic fielding side.
One thing which captain Dhoni could never achieve is a bilateral series win in South Africa. He achieved bilateral series win in every other country. But despite playing five bilateral series in two tours he couldn’t make it in the rainbow nation. However he won it as a player under captain Virat Kohli in 2017. In that tour, India won the 6-match ODI series 5-1.