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NEW DELHI: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly‘s captaincy noticed quite a few future Indian stars make their debut or cement their positions within the Indian staff. Some of the well-known names to have made their debut on the time was MS Dhoni, who himself would afterward set up himself as probably the most profitable captains of all time.
Former Kolkata Knight Riders staff director Pleasure Bhattacharya stated that Dhoni had caught Ganguly’s eye on his debut tour itself.
“I keep in mind being on a flight to Bangladesh in 2004 and Sourav was simply telling me ‘we’ve this chabuk new batsman’. ‘Chabuk’ means whipped. He stated ‘chabuk new batsman’ who has come out. It’s important to see him, MS Dhoni goes to be a star,'” stated Bhattacharya in 22 Yarns podcast of Oaktree Sports activities hosted by Gaurav Kapur on Spotify and Youtube.
The 2004 tour of Bangladesh was Dhoni’s first for India. He nonetheless didn’t catch the attention with the bat on that tour, being run out for a duck on debut. Regardless of the meagre returns, he was chosen for the next house collection towards Pakistan. Within the fifth ODI, he scored 148 off simply 123 deliveries.
“One factor he was simply implausible at was that he would simply see you and he would know the expertise. You probably have the expertise, he would again you,” Bhattacharya stated.
“It did not imply that you might not get runs, you might fail, it did not matter to him. As a result of he knew on the day you had the flexibility to attain.”