Sourav Ganguly on the backfoot after taking on MS Dhoni

Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly chose to play it safe on Sunday after indicating a day earlier that MS Dhoni could have had a hand in Virender Sehwag’s ouster from the Test squad for the remaining two matches against Australia.

“It’s very difficult to say whether Dhoni has a hand in Sehwag’s exclusion but normally captains do have a say in team selection,” PTI quoted Ganguly as clarifying media reports from Saturday.

Reports in the media from a day earlier also quoted Ganguly questioning Sachin Tendulkar and Dhoni’s selection in the team despite a poor run of form, saying if those two can stay in the team then why can’t Sehwag. Dhoni scored a double century in Chennai and a decent 44 in Hyderbad, while Tendulkar contributed with an 81-run knock in the first innings of the Chennai Test. Sehwag’s scores in his three innings during the Chennai and Hyderabad Tests read 2, 19, and 6. Read more
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