Former India captain Sourav Ganguly has admitted that he wished MS Dhoni was in the team that played the 2003 World Cup in South Africa.
In his upcoming autobiography ‘A Century is Not Enough,’ Ganguly said that it is amazing how Dhoni broke through the ranks and went on to become a World Cup-winning captain himself.
India lost in the final of 2003 World Cup against Australia and MS Dhoni made his international debut in December 2004. On this Sourav Ganguly said he missed him at that time
“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!”
Sourav Ganguly also said that MS Dhoni always impressed him from the start of day one of his career and he is very happy for him.
“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. I was impressed with MS Dhoni from day one,”
“Today I am happy that my assessment was proven right. It is amazing how he broke through the ranks to become what he is today,” added Ganguly.