The infamous Mahendra Singh Dhoni–Virender Sehwag tussle has taken a new turn with shocking revelations coming to light.
A Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) official revealed that the board had to intervene to calm the tempers between the two Indian cricketers during the recently concluded ICC World T20 2012.
Speaking to Navneet Mundhra of Cricketnext.Com, the unnamed member revealed that the tussle occurred because Sehwag was left out of the playing eleven.
Sehwag was dropped from the eleven for the Super Eights encounter against Australia, which that didn’t go well with the Delhi opener. Dhoni retorted by questioning Sehwag’s commitment to the team.
The official said, “When Sehwag angrily questioned Dhoni's decision to leave him out for the crucial match, Dhoni shot back and questioned Sehwag's loyalty towards the team. Dhoni told Sehwag that he was in superb touch during IPL 5 while he was captaining Delhi Daredevils but had done little of note in last two years in all formats during his captaincy.
Sparks flew thick and fast and high authorities of the BCCI had to intervene and diffuse the tension."