Srinivasan didnt see any reasoning in removing Dhoni from captaincy based on the teams results in Tests. Srinivasan was crucial in selecting Dhoni as Chennai Super Kings captain in the inaugural season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in 2008. According to Srinivasan, Dhoni played a big part in the explosion of public interest in T20 cricket, including the IPL. 15,000 to 20,000 individuals came to the stadium and shouted, Dhoni, Dhoni, Dhoni … You do not see that crowd for a Test match in many locations in India. And we will follow the same policy now (with concerns to Dhonis future at CSK after he hangs up his boots),” Srinivasan stated.
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N Srinivasan contributed in designating Dhoni as Chennai Super Kings captain in the inaugural season of the IPL in 2008. (File picture) A day after Mahendra Singh Dhoni called time on his global profession, N Srinivasan exposed how he exercised his authority as then BCCI president in 2011-12 to ensure that he was kept as the India captain.
During Indias tour of Australia in 2011-12, following a 0-4 fiasco in the Tests, the then choice committee had actually decided to remove Dhoni from captaincy, without even choosing his replacement, for the occurring ODI tri-series. Srinivasan concerned the choice meeting straight from a golf course to ward off the move.
India had actually won the World Cup. One of the selectors wanted to remove him (Dhoni) as the ODI captain. The point is, how do you remove him as the ODI captain?
They will take him (Dhoni) in the team. I stated and came MS Dhoni (would be the captain). I exercised all my authority as the (BCCI) president,” Srinivasan informed The Indian Express.
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Previous India batsman Mohinder Amarnath, who was a member of the choice panel back then, had actually discussed Srinivasan blocking the “unanimous decision” to sack Dhoni as captain. “The Board president did not approve the consentaneous choice to change Mahendra Singh Dhoni,” Amarnath informed CNN-IBN in 2012.
Based on the old BCCI constitution, group choices needed the Board presidents approval. Lodha reforms have actually empowered chief selector to take final contact selection matters.
India had actually won the World Cup under Dhonis captaincy in April 2011, but an aging Test side had actually suffered clean sweeps in England and Australia in the subsequent season. Srinivasan didnt see any logic in removing Dhoni from captaincy based on the teams outcomes in Tests. And the previous BCCI president still backs his judgement.
He (Dhoni) has actually won the World Cup for you. After 1983, India won it once again and you say, I do not want him to be the ODI captain! I think that was the most unreasonable (relocation) and I am happy that I stood my ground,” Srinivasan informed this paper.
MS Dhoni announced his retirement from international cricket on Saturday. (File image).
Srinivasan was important in selecting Dhoni as Chennai Super Kings captain in the inaugural season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in 2008. Over the years, the previous India captains bond with Srinivasan and Chennai has reinforced. Following Dhonis worldwide retirement, Srinivasan paid a glowing homage to the fantastic keeper-batsman.
” Mahendra Singh Dhoni is a remarkable person, remarkable cricketer and a very, really fair person. I have had the privilege of understanding him, moving with him for over a decade. I have in my life time met and seen fantastic cricketers, people who had terrific cricketing skills. MS is an exception. He just considered India and the group he bet,” Srinivasan said.
He likewise recounted previous choice meetings and Dhonis impartiality and fairness in them.
” I have actually seen him in selection committee meetings. I have actually come throughout so lots of people in service life, sporting life, however it will not be simple to equal his equanimity, grace and sense of reasonable play.”.
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The ex-BCCI and ICC chief referred to an observation made by legendary leg-spinner Anil Kumble to discuss Dhonis management abilities. On the field, it is close to 10 out of 10 because Dhoni will be leading.
He included: “He (Dhoni) knows how to get the best out of each gamer. He does it without excitement, without promotion.
Everyone wants to play with him. They desire to stand out, they want to look good in his eyes. Team meetings would last a couple of minutes, thats all.
” He is a natural. Basically, he is not a complicated individual. He is a person with great clearness of mind. Any fame will sit gently on him.” According to Srinivasan, Dhoni played a big part in the surge of public interest in T20 cricket, including the IPL. “I think that Mahendra Singh Dhoni is one of the factors for the burst of interest in T20 league cricket, including the IPL. The people of India have welcomed T20 cricket and (its) many heroes, but MS Dhoni is special.
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” A few months earlier, pre-Covid, the (CSK) team assembled here (Chennai) to begin practicing for the IPL. 15,000 to 20,000 individuals pertained to the stadium and chanted, Dhoni, Dhoni, Dhoni … You dont see that crowd for a Test match in lots of places in India. No promotion was provided (for practice sessions). People heard he was practising and they came. That is his appeal. He is an icon of India and in Tamil Nadu and Chennai, he is extremely unique.
” I dont understand how the bond in between him and Tamil Nadu and Chennai developed. In the early seasons of the IPL, he would come, he would go (out) on his motorbike. People required to him.”.
Dhoni will continue as CSK captain in the IPL and the team is going for its fourth title. “He can play for CSK as long as he wants. At present, let CSK win the IPL. One of the factors for CSKs success under Dhoni is that he never believes beyond the match. He never gets digressed. And we will follow the very same policy now (with concerns to Dhonis future at CSK after he hangs up his boots),” Srinivasan stated.
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