This Sacrifice By Sourav Ganguly Made Dhoni A Cricket Superstar And Whatever He Is Today...

Blog By suhas  |  08-10-17

Now this is an amazing fact...

#4 MS Dhoni

#4 MS Dhoni

We all know MS Dhoni debuted in the year 2004. He became an international cricketer under the reign of Dada. We all remember his explosive knock against Pakistan and Sri Lanka where he went bizarre and scored 148 and 183 respectively.

He later went on to become the most successful captain Cricket has ever seen. Any guesses why?


#3 The Sacrifice

#3 The Sacrifice

Well, according to Sehwag, Dhoni became what he is today thanks to Dada. According to him, Dada's sacrifice helped Dhoni in becoming such a huge player in international cricket.

You must be wondering what sacrifice is Sehwag talking about?


#2 Sehwag Said...

#2 Sehwag Said...

"We were experimenting with the batting order at that time. We decided that if we get a good opening partnership then Sourav Ganguly would come at No.3 but if we had a bad opening stand then we would send pinch hitters like Irfan Pathan or Dhoni to accelerate the scoring rate," Sehwag said.

He further added, "Ganguly at that time decided to give Dhoni a chance at No.3 for three or four matches. There are very few captains who would first give away his own batting spot for Virender Sehwag and then his set spot of No.3 for Dhoni. Had Dada (Ganguly) not done that, Dhoni would not have become such a great player. Ganguly always believed in giving chances to new players."


#1 Dravid's Role

#1 Dravid's Role

Sehwag also highlighted the importance of Dravid's role in making Dhoni's Career. He said, "During Rahul Dravid's captaincy, Dhoni got the role of a finisher. He got out a couple of times playing a bad shot and he was also reprimanded by Dravid during one instance. But from that instance, he completely changed his approach and became a very good finisher. The kind of partnerships he had with Yuvraj Singh are memorable." Wow!








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