Why Mahendra Singh Dhoni hates to pick his dream Indian team

Dhoni says one must respect each and every cricketer who has played for the country and that it is extremely difficult to compare them for a dream team.

updated: August 19, 2013 22:06 IST
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New Delhi: Some former cricketers may have selected their best-ever Indian team recently, but captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni does not favour such a practice, saying "one should respect every individual who has played for the country".

"It's very difficult to compare and compile all the players and teams of all era. Personally, I won't select my best team ever because I feel we should respect everyone who has played for India," Dhoni said at a promotional event here on Monday.

Two stalwarts of Indian cricket -- Kapil Dev and Sourav Ganguly -- recently picked their best-ever Indian ODI squads which had a few surprises. Suprsingly, while Kapil's all-time best ODI squad did not have a single player from India's 1983 World Cup-winning side, Ganguly's dream ODI and Test teams reflected a post-Eighties selection. (Also read: Ganguly picks Dhoni to lead his dream team andKapil's dream team)

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