Sehwag shares an interesting anecdote about MS Dhoni’s transformation by Rahul Dravid


Modified Nov 26, 2021 11:06 AM IST

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MS Dhoni went through a dramatic change in his career from being an aggressive wicket-keeper batsman to becoming one of the best finishers the game has ever produced. Virender Sehwag has said that Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s transformation occurred under Rahul Dravid, even though Sourav Ganguly gave him his first break in the national team.

In the Indian cricketing world, Dhoni was quickly becoming a household name. He made his debut in 2005 and became the Indian cricket team’s captain in 2007. The cricketer from Jharkhand, however, has grown more responsible with each passing year. Dravid had scolded Sehwag for playing an irresponsible shot in 2006-07, Sehwag said, which was what made a change in Dhoni’s batting.

As the finisher, ”he was scolded by Dravid for getting out after making a bad shot. After that incident, he changed. In 2006-07, he began taking responsibility for finishing matches,” Sehwag was quoted by India TV as saying. With Yuvraj Singh more times than not accompanying Dhoni in those chases, the Indian team has won many matches with Dhoni at the center. In addition, Viru praised Sourav Ganguly for giving up his spot for Dhoni. During the year 2005, we experimented with pinch-hitters. Dhoni would have three to four chances at No. 3 under Dada (Ganguly). In the event it doesn’t work, someone else would be chosen. This rarely happens. Dhoni gave his opening spot to me after he sacrificed his own. Dada’s act might not have allowed Dhoni to become a major player, Sehwag mentioned.

When Ganguly stepped down from the field to allow India’s Prince of Kolkata to lead the team one last time during a Test match against Australia in Nagpur in 2008, Dhoni did win hearts with a small gesture of his