Mahendra Singh Dhoni wasn't an automatic Team India choice in 2004, reveals Kiran More

Former chairman of selectors Kiran More says East Zone lobby wanted Deep Dasgupta but MS Dhoni got the nod for Bangladesh tour in 2004.

updated: July 13, 2013 19:06 IST
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As the euphoria of celebrating the success of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the captain and the player, settles in, a certain Kiran More is heaving a huge sigh of relief and contentment. More, a former chairman of selectors, feels justified about the decisions he and his selection panel made nearly a decade ago.

When MS Dhoni was first picked for an international assignment with the India A squad for a quadrangular tournament in Nairobi in 2003-04, More was the chief selector who gave him the spot. Thanks to his exploits in Nairobi, Dhoni was drafted into Team India for the bilateral ODI series vs Bangladesh in December 2004, again courtesy More.

So when did Mr. More first come to know about the 'Ranchi Rambo'?

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