It was the selection committee under Vengsarkar who appointed Mahendra Singh Dhoni as the captain of the Indian ODI team.
Vengsarkar was quoted by Mid-Day as saying, "I am very fond of Dhoni as a cricketer. He is extremely modest, hardworking and dedicated. I like his body language and the way he approaches his game. He likes to take risks and is not afraid of losing in the bargain."
"He is hugely respected by all his teammates and has great man-management skills. We knew it and decided to go with him though he did not have experience of leading any team before. We had the confidence that he would deliver and he did," he added.