Dhoni-Sehwag in good terms, rift settled: Ganguly

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Published: Thursday, March 15, 2012, 11:48 [IST]
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Dhoni-Sehwag rift settled: Ganguly

Kolkata, Mar 15: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly has said that skipper MS Dhoni and Virender Sehwag have settled their difference of opinion and there is no rift in team.

Speaking to media during a programme, Ganguly said he had spoken to Sehwag recently on this matter and the Delhi opener had told Ganguly that the issues between him and the skipper were settled.

Reports of a rift between Dhoni and Sehwag were making the rounds, as the two were involved in a verbal spat, which emerged due to the rotational policy during the ODI tri-series in Australia and Dhoni's comments on seniors' fielding was interpreted in a different manner which created a flutter in the team which pointed to rift rumours.

When reporters asked Ganguly regarding Dhoni's move to not give chances to other players and stick to a fixed team, the former skipper said, "Every captain is different and no captain is perfect. May be Dhoni believes that this team can win because no captain wants to lose."

He further added that he would have given Ashok Dinda and Manoj Tiwary a chance, if he were the captain of the Indian team.

"I probably would have given a chance to them but I hope Dhoni will also give a chance to these players."

"We have three good players in Bengal team - Manoj (Tiwary), (Ashok) Dinda and Wriddhiman (Saha). They are of international standard. So it's a good sign for Bengal.

Apart from them there is also Mohammad Sami who is also a good player."

He also felt Bengal's all-rounder Laxmi Ratan Shukla's current form would definitely help him to get into the national side sooner than later.

"Laxmi is probably playing his best cricket now. He is an all-rounder which a team needs. If he plays some more good series then I am sure he will get in."

Shukla single-handedly guided his team Bengal to victory as they won the Vijay Hazare Trophy after thrashing a formidable Mumbai team by six wickets under the captaincy of Ganguly.


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