Former India skipper MS Dhoni is known to be unpredictable – be it taking decisions on-the-field or life. The Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) president Sourav Ganguly agreed to that during a recent chat with India Test opener Mayank Agarwal on his birthday on a show called ‘Open Nets With Mayank’ – a couple of days back and narrated how he too was surprised when Dhoni walked up to him during his last Test and asked him to lead the side – a gesture that won hearts.
Ganguly spoke about the incident at Nagpur, where India was taking on Australia and also hailed Dhoni’s style of leadership.
“My last Test match in Nagpur. It was the last day, last session. I was walking down the steps at the Vidarbha Stadium. They (my teammates) stood beside me and allowed me to enter the ground,” Ganguly said.
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“That (handing over captaincy) was a bit of a surprise. I didn’t expect it. But MS Dhoni being MS Dhoni, he is full of surprises like his captaincy. We were winning the Test match and my mind was on retirement. I don’t know what I did for those 3, 4 overs,” Ganguly added.
MS Dhoni Must Take a Call on International Future Soon
Former India and Chennai Super Kings cricketer S Badrinath believes MS Dhoni must take a call on his international future soon but believes the choice should be left to the former India captain.
Badrinath, who has played under Dhoni’s leadership in both IPL and international cricket, said he thinks Dhoni is taking stock of his career has now been at the top for so many years.
“It’s important he chooses. His body is also something that has gone through quite a bit. There’s a reason why he doesn’t play First-Class cricket or Test cricket because his back has also troubled him. It happens with any keeper, once you’ve played so much cricket under so much stress,” Badrinath told Hindustan Times.