3) Late debut
Dhoni made a cut in the national Squad after a stupendous performance for India A against Kenya in 2003-04. However a fact that is still not out in the public domain is that he could have made a debut, at least three years ahead of his original Debut.
In the year 2001 during the Australia’s tour to India, Indian selectors were looking for a new wicket keeping batsman who could play big shots and play along with the tail. Dhoni was selected to represent East zone team in Deodhar trophy. A good performance in the tournament could have handed him a direct entry in the national squad.
However Bihar Cricket Association could not convey this decision to Dhoni. By the time the news reached him the game had already started and Deepdas Gupta had donned the gloves for the East zone team. In the second match too, Dhoni was named the 12th man and was not given an opportunity to prove his mantle. Had he got an opportunity then based on his performance he could have donned the Indian Jersey way back in 2001.
Dhoni might be thinking that luck was not in side as India tried two keepers in the series- Nayan Mongia and Sameer Dinge. We are eager to whether this part is presented in the movie or not.
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