New Delhi: Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly has made a revelation regarding MS Dhoni. India under Ganguly’s captaincy reached the finals of 2003 World Cup, but only to lose to Australia. 15 years after the defeat, Ganguly in his autobiography ‘A Century Is Not Enough’, rued about not having MS Dhoni in his 2003 World Cup team. Also Read - Eoin Morgan Surpasses MS Dhoni's Record For Most Sixes by International Captain in 3rd ODI vs Ireland
“I had over the years constantly looked out for players who remain steady under pressure and possess the capability to change the course of the match. Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who came to my notice in 2004, was a natural progression of this thought,” Ganguly wrote in his autobiography. Also Read - Rohit Sharma Responds to Comparisons With MS Dhoni, Calls Former India Captain One of a Kind Cricketer
“I wish I’d Dhoni in my 2003 World Cup team. I was told that when we were playing the 2003 World Cup final, he was still a ticket collector with Indian Railways. Unbelievable!” he added. Also Read - IPL 2020 | MS Dhoni is Training Hard at His Home: CSK's Suresh Raina
Ganguly also wrote that he was happy to see Dhoni where he is today. MSD, who won the 2011 World Cup, went on to surpass Ganguly as India’s most successful captain.
“Today I am happy that my assessment was proven right. It is amazing how he (Dhoni) broke through the ranks to become what he is today,” added Ganguly.