Kolkata: Expressing surprise over the dropping of dashing India opener Virender Sehwag, former captain Sourav Ganguly reportedly told a Bengali television channel on Saturday that current team skipper MS Dhoni had a hand in the exclusion.
"I am surprised about the fact that sehwag has been dropped. Such a big decision can't happen without the captains consent. If a captain backs the likes of Laxman, Dravid, Sachin and Sehwag, then it becomes difficult for selectors to drop them. Dhoni definitely had a say on Sehwag's dropping," he told a private news channel in Kolkata on Saturday.
Describing Sehwag as one of the all-time Test cricket greats, Ganguly said Team India will miss his presence.