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STEVE WAUGHI saw in Sourav a committed individual who wanted to inject some toughness and combativeness into a sidethat had often tended in thepast to roll over and expose a soft underbelly.
THE STRATEGIST Brought an optimistic vision to Indian Cricket Injected toughness and combativeness Took strong, hard stands Instilled a sense of aggression Ability to handle seniors and back the young guns
ACHIEVEMENTS Imperious century in Test debut (Lord’s 1996) 5 consecutive MoM awards in Sahara Cup, 1997 against Pakistan Arjuna Award in 1998 Became captain in 2000, led India to 3-2 win over South Africa
S A H A R A C U P V S. PA K I S TA N ( 1 9 9 7 )
S P O R T S TA R P E R S O N O F T H E Y E A R AWA R D & A R J U N A AWA R D
ACHIEVEMENTS Halted Steve Waugh’s Final Frontier in Kolkata (2001) Unprecedented NatWest Series win (Lord’s 2002) India reaches World Cup finals after 20 years (2003) Awarded Padmashree after historic series win in and against Pakistan (2004)
M O T I VAT I O N & L E A D E R S H I P Positive Thoughts & Talk Vision An eye for Talent Nurturing Talent Indifference to Criticism Competent Intuitive Decision Maker Inspiring and Motivator
G OV E R N A N C E & D E C I S I O N MAKING Leader with an optimistic vision Prone to experimentation All-rounder with a “golden-arm” Honest in his appraisals Instinct and gut-feeling Challenged organizational protocol
LEGACY Brought attitude, aggression and passion in the team A perennially defeatist team learned to believe Reflection of self-belief in the new generation Planted the seeds for the infamous 2011 World Cup win