News

MS Dhoni reveals why he was chosen as India’s captain in 2007

MS Dhoni reveals why he was chosen as India's captain in 2007

MS Dhoni has explained why he was selected as India’s captain over other prospective candidates during 2007.
Dhoni quipped, “That is again a very difficult one because a lot of senior players would have supported me. I was not part of the conversation when I was made captain of the team. I feel that looking at everything, maybe it was the honesty that I had and my ability to read the game.”

He added, “Reading the game is very important, and even though I was one of the youngest in the team at that point of time – when asked about my views by a senior player – I was not afraid or hesitant to share my feelings about the game. It probably also had to do with the fact that I was quite good with the other team members in the squad at that point of time.”

“I was not part of the conversation when I was made captain of the team. I feel that looking at everything, maybe it was the honesty that I had, and my ability to read the game,” MS Dhoni was quoted as saying by The Print. “Reading the game is very important, and even though I was one of the youngest in the team at that point of time, when asked about my views by a senior player, I was not afraid or hesitant to share my feelings about the game. It probably also had to do with the fact that I was quite good with the other team members in the squad at that point of time,” he added.

Dhoni led India in 199 ODIs, out of which India won 110 matches. At home he captained the team to 43 wins out of 73 matches. The Ranchi stalwart is second in the list as the most successful captain with the bat in ODIs, just behind South Africa’s A B de Villiers, who boasts of a better average and a strike rate. Dhoni has the better tally of runs with 6,633 from 199 games as compared to de Villiers, who has 4,219 runs from 87 ODIs.

Click to comment

Most Popular

To Top