By CricketCountry Staff
Mumbai: Jul 6, 2012
India opener Virender Sehwag broke his silence on Twitter about his comments over India’s World Cup victory under Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s captaincy, stating that his comments were ‘twisted’ to make it ‘newsworthy’.
Sehwag tweeted, “Unfortunate when a comment is twisted to make it newsworthy. Gist of what I said: we had a great team and thus we have won two World Cups under MSD.”
Dhoni and Sehwag's relationship has been a subject intense speculation in the media particularly after the series in Australia, where there utterances in press conferences made their rift public.
"MSD is a good captain and one of the most successful captains we have had. To imply anything else from my statement was irresponsible," Sehwag further emphasised.
Earlier Sehwag had said that India didn’t win World Cup only because of captaincy but also due to a strong team effort.
“Dhoni got a very strong team. When you get a strong team, it is easier to perform well just like Australia did at one point of time. Australia won three World Cups because they had a strong team and not just because of the captain. We believe we have a very strong team and that's why we won World Cup, backed by Dhoni's captaincy.”
Sehwag was reacting to questions on Dhoni's strength that enabled him to lead the side to two World Cup victories -- 2007 Twenty20 and 50-over in 2011.