Dhoni survived selectors' axe, reveals Amarnath

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Updated: Thursday, December 13, 2012, 10:30 [IST]
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Mumbai, Dec 11: Former India cricketer Mohinder Amarnath reveals that Team India skipper MS Dhoni survived the axe despite agreement in an interview to an English News Channel on Tuesday.

Mohinder Amarnath, former selector told Times Now that many selectors wanted to sack MS Dhoni following his poor run and failure as Test captain, but the Chennai Super Kings player survived the axe following BCCI support.

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"There was a plan to replace Dhoni as skipper," Amarnath toldf Times Now on Tuesday.

Despite an agreement amongst selectors to sack Dhoni as Test captain following the team's overseas debacle followed by dismal show in ODIs and Tests in the sub-continent, Dhoni survided the axe.

"Dhoni doesn't deserve a place in the Test team," Amarnath quipped, since Dhoni has not been performing well in Tests in the last one year, having scored just 348 runs off 7 Tests in 2012.

Dhoni has not scored a ton since Nov 14, 2011. Moreover, his captaincy record has worsened, ever since India's 4-0 series loss to England in Aug 2011.

Amarnath also blasted the board saying that the selectors should be given freedom to pick the team as per the requirements and there shouldn't be any interference during the process.

"There should be no interference in team selelction," Amarnath told Times Now on Tuesday.


Story first published:  Tuesday, December 11, 2012, 17:37 [IST]
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