Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who won two World Cups and Champions Trophy for India, announced his retirement from international cricket on Saturday. After the World Cup semi-final played in 2019, Dhoni did not play any match for Team India. He was expected to play in the T20 World Cup to be held in Australia but the ICC decided to postpone it due to the Corona epidemic.
India’s most successful captain Dhoni repeated the feat of 1983 World Cup victory after 28 years in 2011, but very few people know that he was being removed from the captaincy. Former Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) N Srinivasan has revealed that Dhoni was being removed from captaincy before 2011. He saved his captaincy by exercising his powers as president.
I rescued the captain of MS Dhoni in 2011 while exercising all my powers. Even after the World Cup victory, Dhoni’s captaincy was beginning to be doubted. He faced a clean sweep of 0-4 during the Test series in England and Australia.
Talking to the Indian Express, the former chairman said, “It was 2011, India won the World Cup and then we did no good while playing the Test series in Australia. That is why one of the selectors wanted to remove Dhoni from the ODI captaincy.” . The point here was how you can remove him from one-day captaincy. ”
He has just won (April 2011) World Cup. The selector did not even think who would replace him as captain. There was a long (informal conversation) discussion about this and I said that there is no reason for that player (captain) should not remain.
“Rather it was a day off, I was playing golf and came back. Sanjay Jagdale used to be the secretary of BCCI. At that time he said, the selector has refused to select the captain. He has Dhoni in the team Want to take it as a player. I came and I said that MS Dhoni will be the captain of the team. I say this with all my authority as the BCCI President. “