Mumbai: Mumbai Cricket Association chief Sharad Pawar has revealed that it was Sachin Tendulkar who batted for Mahendra Singh Dhoni as captain of the Indian team after Rahul Dravid expressed his desire to give up captaincy on 2007.
"Sachin loves to lend a helping hand to fellow players, especially the juniors, and believes in team spirit. Humility is his middle name. He gave up captaincy to concentrate on his game," Pawar wrote on his blog today.
"Now, a cute story which will delight the countless fans of Sachin Tendulkar and MS Dhoni as well. It so happened that a few years ago the Indian cricket team was playing in England. As BCCI chief I too was in London," he said.