MS Dhoni has always been credited for masterful moves during crunch situations, with his move to promote himself up the order during the 2011 World Cup and giving Joginder Sharma the last over ahead of Harbhajan Singh in the 2007 World Cup ranking high up there.
The 2011 World Cup final move was the most talked about as Dhoni decided to hold back an in-form Yuvraj Singh and walk in at 5 himself, despite not having scored much during the entire campaign.
The move though worked brilliantly as Gambhir and Dhoni strung together a match winning partnership to give India its second World Cup title.
Dhoni has often been questioned about the idea behind the move and finally in MS Dhoni’s biopic the reason was revealed, when it was depicted that Dhoni had decided that he will go in as Yuvi had this slight weakness against Muralitharan. Dhoni felt that he was more adept to handle the Sri Lankan wizard and thus decided to promote himself on the big day.
However, that little story has gone for a toss, as recently in the talk show What The Duck, Virender Sehwag has revealed that it was infact Sachin’s idea to send Dhoni if a right handed batsman gets out(Virat Kohli) and Yuvi if a left-handed batsman gets out(Gambhir).
And because Virat Kohli got out, MS Dhoni walked into the centre.
“So, that was also suggested by him and this was the first time he directly passed a message to MS, otherwise it always went through Lala (himself) and the result is in front of you,
“So, finally in between MS Dhoni came in and at that time Virat Kohli and Gautam were batting. So, he told MS, if righty gets out, then go for righty and lefty gets out, go for lefty. After saying this, he went to the bathroom and then back out. And then Virat Kohli got out and in place of him, MS Dhoni went for the batting, that’s why Yuvraj Singh didn’t play on number 4 despite being in good form,” Sehwag said.
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