Chennai, Feb 27: Former skipper Sunil Gavaskar on Tuesday (February 26) said captain MS Dhoni has become more assertive and added that the faith shown on him by the BCCI and the selectors will spur him to do better.
"If the captain has the confidence of the board and the selectors, it gives him confidence to employ tactics on the field. It's a huge plus. Now that he is doing so well, it will give him even more confidence," Gavaskar said.
Dhoni stroked a maiden counter-attacking double hundred to lead India to a comfortable eight wicket victory over Australia in the first Test here.
"He has changed a bit from the England series. He is more assertive. Towards the end of the England series in Nagpur, he was trying to be more assertive, showing displeasure at the lack of efforts by the players and we have seen that in Chennai as well," Gavaskar said.
Gavaskar felt being a bit detached from the game has also helped him remain a "secure person". "He is a very secure person. He is a very confident man."