Former India selector revealed, had an argument with Sourav Ganguly to include MS Dhoni in the team

Former India selector revealed, had an argument with Sourav Ganguly to include MS Dhoni in the team


New Delhi: MS Dhoni is taken into account considered one of the most profitable captains of Team India. He has led India to all ICC trophies beneath his management. Mahi had stated goodbye to worldwide cricket in the yr 2020. Fans nonetheless miss his management.

Mahi’s choice was tough

It has not been really easy for MS Dhoni to be a part of Team India. He had to battle loads to make his mark. Kiran More, the former selector of the Indian cricket team, has revealed how Mahi was chosen.

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‘The search ended on Dhoni’

Kiran More says that it took him 10 days to persuade Sourav Ganguly for MS Dhoni. ‘At that point we had been in search of a wicketkeeper who also can bat aggressively and might substitute Rahul Dravid and our search ended with Dhoni.’

‘Needed an influence hitter’

Kiran More stated, ‘At that point we had been in search of an influence hitter who might add 40-50 runs by coming at quantity 6 or 7. Rahul Dravid was wicketkeeping and had performed 75 matches as a wicketkeeper. Because of this, we had been in search of the wicketkeeper vigorously.

When did the Duleep Trophy ultimate occur?

In the yr 2004, the ultimate match of Duleep Trophy was performed between East Zone and North Zone. Deepdas Gupta was the wicketkeeper from East Zone. But there have been quite a lot of difficulties in persuading Sourav Ganguly for MS Dhoni’s wicketkeeping.

‘It took 10 days to persuade Ganguly’

Kiran More says, ‘My colleague had seen Dhoni’s batting first. Then I noticed him, Dhoni scored 130 out of 170 in that match. We wished Dhoni to play as a wicketkeeper in the ultimate. After this I had quite a lot of debate with Ganguly and Deepdas Gupta. Then it took me 10 days to persuade Sourav and his selectors not to ask Deepdas Gupta to maintain wickets in the ultimate and hand over the holding to Dhoni.

Dhoni was chosen in India A

Kiran More additionally advised, ‘Dhoni scored runs in opposition to each bowler in the North Zone, together with Ashish Nehra. After that we despatched him with India A to Kenya the place he scored round 600 runs in the tri-series after which there was no wanting again.



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