Sourav Ganguly wanted Deep Dasgupta in the team, not MS Dhoni, had an argument with Kiran More


New Delhi: Former Indian team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni (MS Dhoni) was one of the most successful cricket captains of the country. Under Dhoni’s captaincy, India became the world champion twice and made the whole world proud. Meanwhile, former chief selector Kiran More, who brought Dhoni to the Indian team for the first time, has made a big disclosure about him.

More had discovered Dhoni

Before stepping into international cricket, Dhoni (MS Dhoni) had made his place as a brilliant player of domestic cricket. But due to the presence of a veteran wicket-keeper batsman like Rahul Dravid already in the team, his entry in the Indian team was very difficult. Talking on a YouTube channel, More said, ‘At that time we needed a power hitter who could hit 40-50 runs at number 6 or 7. Rahul Dravid was already wicketkeeping in the team and had played 75 matches as a wicketkeeper. That’s why we were desperately looking for a wicketkeeper.

Had an argument with Ganguly

Let us tell you that in the final of 2004 Duleep Trophy, there was a big debate between Ganguly and More to play Dhoni (MS Dhoni). Ganguly wanted Deepdas Gupta to enter the field as a keeper from East Zone, while More wanted Dhoni to be given a place in the team. More said, ‘A colleague of mine first saw Dhoni playing and after that I myself went and saw him. Dhoni had scored 130 runs out of 170 in that match. I wanted Dhoni to play as a wicketkeeper in the final. After which I had a lot of debate with Ganguly. Then it took me 10 days to convince Sourav to let Dhoni do the keeping.

Dhoni became the most successful captain

Later in 2007, Dhoni (MS Dhoni) did many amazing things when he got the captaincy of Team India for the first time. First in 2007, India won the first T20 World Cup under the captaincy of Dhoni. After this, India became the winner of the 50 over World Cup in 2011. Not only this, under the captaincy of Dhoni, India also won the 2013 Champions Trophy title. However, last year Dhoni announced his retirement from international cricket.


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