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MS Dhoni Was “Unbiased” In Decision-Making: RP Singh Recalls 2008 Selection Controversy | Cricket News

Looking again at that incident and his profession of 14 Tests, 58 ODIs and 10 T20s, RP Singh stated he had no laborious emotions over his axing.

“I don’t think I was affected by the leak. The England series we are talking about, I didn’t get a wicket in Indore. Obviously people think they will get 2 or 3 more chances. But it was not meant to be. Some get 5 chances, some get 10 chances the lucky ones,” the 34-year-old, whose final recreation for India got here in 2011, instructed ‘Sports Tak’.

“But many times it has happened to me, whenever my performance dipped, I was directly sent to play domestic cricket. Sometimes, people tend to stay with the team even if their performance dips and get good quality practice. The moment you go to domestic cricket, you won’t get that quality competition.”

He stated Dhoni was a good captain and their friendship by no means affected the wicket-keeper batsman’s choices for the staff.

“We (Dhoni and I) had a dialogue about the place I might enhance, what I can do to get higher. I do know MS Dhoni. Friendship is a distinct factor, however main the nation is totally different altogether. At that second, I feel he pushed those who he thought have been higher. I feel he pushed folks whom he thought would observe the plans higher.

“This is why MS Dhoni is MS Dhoni today. His unbiased opinions on cricket and decision making. I didn’t play as much as I should have because maybe my speed dipped and my swing dipped. Everything else is secondary. If I had improved then, I would have played more. But I am happy with whatever I achieved.”

A a lot youthful Dhoni captained the likes of Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman. RP Singh stated Dhoni bought captaincy early in his profession for a motive.

“They (senior gamers) ought to have seen one thing totally different. Today after we see MS Dhoni… he has gone to change into an enormous title and had a large influence on world cricket. They noticed his calmness, his match consciousness as a keeper. Batting potential was at all times there, his preserving was additionally enhancing an incredible deal.

“But the most important thing was the balanced temperament, his off the field behaviour. When we talk about the selection (as captain), his match awareness and his ability to take the game forward should have played a big role,” he added. 

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