‘I declined captaincy and recommended MS Dhoni to BCCI in 2007’: Sachin Tendulkar | Cricket News


New Delhi: Cricket Legend Sachin Tendulkar Information about his crucial role in shaping the leadership of Indian cricket was shared in a revealing conversation on JioCinema's Match Centre. Tendulkar revealed how he influenced Mahendra Singh Dhoni's decision to appoint him as the captain of India's white-ball cricket team in 2007.
Recalling that historic moment, Tendulkar said, “In fact, he was the President bcci In 2007, Mr. Sharad Pawar, he asked me to lead India. I said, 'My body is in a very bad condition, I don't think there would be any captain who would go into the dressing room again and again and put a bandage on his ankle or get some treatment on his shoulder and all that, this is not right. This happened with our team.
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“My observation of MS Dhoni has been very good since I have been fielding in the slips, I have interacted with him many times. Always, I used to ask him, 'What would you have done now?' And the answers were balanced. She's very intuitive, she's intuitive, and her awareness of the moment is remarkable.”
Reflecting on Dhoni's attributes, Tendulkar praised his composure, calmness and ability to take good decisions under pressure. He emphasized Dhoni's remarkable awareness and intuitive understanding of the game.
With Dhoni stepping down from captaining Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024, Tendulkar's revelation adds another interesting tale to the legacy of India's most successful cricket captain.
(Inputs from IANS)

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