Former Indian captain and veteran keeper-batsman MS Dhoni spilled the beans in an interview with TV host Jatin Sapru. Dhoni talked about his biggest problem during the period of his captaincy.
MS Dhoni is beyond doubt the best captain that India has ever produced. He won India the 2011 World Cup and took the team to number one Test rankings under his captaincy. However, when you lead in a team for a period of time, there are also movements which are always not on the positive side.
Talking about the side effects of captaincy, Dhoni said that the biggest thing that he realised over the years was there is nothing known as common sense. Dhoni said, “You may think that this is so simple that you do not need to say it. It’s common sense. But no, there is nothing known as common sense.
It is not for the person who is intelligent and can figure out it, is for those who do not understand. And if you say a particular thing addressed to one person, they feel that he is saying it to me.”
Talking about the biggest problem that he faced during captaincy, Dhoni said, “And you know the biggest problem over the years… for all these years that I have lead the team was that suppose you are the captain. I will come up to you and say, Jatin in all these matches I have not been playing. Do you know the reason why I have not been playing and he would not want an answer.”
If you would have been following cricket over a period of time, you would understand the players that he is hinting towards. Veteran Indian cricketers Virender Sehwag and Harbhajan Singh had to be benched under his captaincy and Dhoni had to take the call of not picking the star cricketers in the Indian XI.
It would have been certainly difficult for the Indian captain to balance these things. Some of these incidents were touched upon in the biopic ‘MS Dhoni: the untold story’ as well.