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Dhoni, Sehwag’s ugly clash; Indian captain questions the opener’s commitment: Reports






Mumbai: Oct 12, 2012


The infamous Mahendra Singh DhoniVirender 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.”


The roots of the alleged rift lie deep in history and some of the comments made by the said official throw light upon the deep mistrust between the two players. He said, “Dhoni feels that Sehwag doesn’t perform to his full potential and is very reckless in his approach. He probably thinks that Sehwag is forging a faction in the team to turn a few key players against him and usurp the captaincy.”


The captaincy debate has raged for some time with a few suggesting that Sehwag was a suitable candidate to replace Dhoni. The official continued, “Sehwag’s ambition to lead the Indian side is well known. Sehwag, on the other hand, feels he is hard done by Dhoni on several occasions. He thinks Dhoni lends patronage to lesser-talented cricketers like Ravindra Jadeja, RP Singh and Piyush Chawla but never misses a chance to queer his pitch.”


During Dhoni’s captaincy, Sehwag has been dropped a few times and that has been the bone of contention. Although the rift hasn’t been publicly acknowledged, one can say that there is no smoke without fire given the frequency of such reports. 

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