Speaking to ANI, Vengsarkar, who was chief selector, when Dhoni was first appointed because the captain for 2007 T20 World Cup stated, “Somebody has to switch him. Youngsters will get alternatives. It’s troublesome to fill in his footwear as his contribution was big. He was not solely an excellent participant however one of many best captains that India has ever seen.”
“When we picked him because the captain, we had been impressed by his aggressiveness. His behaviour on and off the sector was impeccable. We picked him for captaincy in 2007 T20 World Cup in South Africa. India received the match,” he added.
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<p>December 2004: Mahendra Singh Dhoni made his worldwide debut towards Bangladesh in an ODI at Chittagong. (Photo credit score: Farjana Ok. Godhuly/AFP/Getty Images)</p>
He additional recalled, “After that, after all, we appointed Anil Kumble as captain for the Test staff in Australia and Dhoni as ODI captain throughout the identical tour. It was for the primary time that India received towards Australia. That was an enormous factor for us. Dhoni went on to do an excellent job after that.”
On the timing of Dhoni’s retirement, Vengsarkar noticed, “There’s not a lot cricket in subsequent one yr. Therefore, he might need thought that it was time to retire. He all the time performed on his personal benefit and was an impressive cricketer. As captain, maybe he was the very best we ever had.”
The former India captain had introduced his retirement from worldwide cricket final night by way of an Instagram put up.
Dhoni shared a video with a caption that stated, “Thanks lots for ur love and assist all through. from 1929 hrs contemplate me as Retired.”