Is Ganguly jealous of Dhoni's success?

India
March 10, 2013 6:02am CST
Saurav Ganguly seems to be too busy these days. First he questioned Dhoni's position as the #1 Indian captain. Now he is saying that it was Dhoni who had a role to play in ousting Sehwag. Haven't these two things come when Dhoni has overtaken Dada as the best Test for India?
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@anil02 (2968)
• India
10 Mar 13
Ganguly is short temper person. Every one know reason for outing of Sehwag. he is not in form. Every cricket lover of India wants Sehwag in Indian team.
• India
10 Mar 13
Ganguly is short temper person, you must be really kidding. He might have got angry during his cricketing career when he was captain, but saying he is short temper is something too much. He himself regards Dhoni as one of the finest find in Indian cricket but he is very direct. If Sehwag is out of poor form, Ok, but how Sachin is able to grab his place in this Indian side. Because Dhoni has a backing to him. Ganguly say directly what is in his mind. People will remember Dhoni, 8 straight massive loss rather than his winning records in Test and that for sure. Cook will always be remember that he won in India. Ganguly will be remember of not losing any series in England and Australia. And Dhoni as I said will be remembered for his 8 massive loss. I am talking just of Test Matches. Dhoni will be remember of taking India to no 1 ranking but it would be preceded or succeeded by his 8 massive losses.
• India
13 Mar 13
@Anilhclites, There is no one around who can remove Sachin just because of his poor form. His aura is so huge that his mere presence in the team is enough. I think there is no question of asking Sachin to retire or not to select him. He is above normal, extraordinary and next to God. As far as Ganguly is concerned, he will also be remembered for not being able to win the World Cup in 2003 despite leading the team to the finals. It was a mockery of an Indian defeat. And remember, it was Sachin who had a bulk of runs scored then.
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@anil02 (2968)
• India
13 Mar 13
I am agree, if sachine is part of Indian brigade, it is enough.
• India
10 Mar 13
Maybe Sourav is jealous or Dhoni's achievement but its a question to which I don't have an objective answer since its based on one's perception of the matter. But his questions are not wrong. Most Indians are bemused about BCCI axe and the way it works. I have two more questions regarding Laxman and Sachin's respective retirements. Why did they (or where they forced) hand their boots without a farewell series? I've said it before that Dhoni is smart and responsible as captain. But how our openers were both dropped while Dhoni survived is beyond me.
• India
10 Mar 13
We aren't the insiders to know how openers lost their places and Dhoni survived. That would be a different topic altogether and isn't related to this discussion. So, I won't continue on that comment. What troubles me is the fact that why didn't Ganguly make these statements before the result of the second match was out? These statements are belittling him and people would interpret it as something else - just because Dhoni overtook Ganguly. I read it that way.
• India
30 Mar 13
Whoops. Sorry for replying so late to your comment. I've been extremely pressed at work for around 2 weeks to get any time to come here. Anyways, coming to the topic, your last statement reiterates what I said. Its a very subjective question and bound to one's perception of the matter. It would be sad if Ganguly is in fact jealous because someday someone was going to better his record. The same holds good for Dhoni too. But it is an undeniable fact that Dhoni's not been any better than any other captain of India overseas.
@mohkanari (1957)
• India
10 Mar 13
I don't think it is a matter of jealousy. Everyone know records are to be broken and Dhoni has reached at 20 wins months back itself. Ganguly has questioned Dhoni approach at Laxman's retirement time too, since Laxman complained that his Captain Dhoni was unavailable to him to discuss his retirement matters, even trying for 24 hours. Dhoni is a good player and captain but for last few seasons some "ego" against match winning batsman is working in him. Dhoni's such negative attitude has worked a lot behind Dravid's retirement too. Dravid was the only successful batsman with 3 centuries against England in 2011. He made centuries against West Indies too in 2011. He completed 1000 runs in that year and was the most successful batsman of Indian team. But after Indian team's tour in Australia in December 2011, we found Dravid saying good bye to cricket. Dhoni was always blaming senior batsmen of Indian team as a whole for defeat in that Australian tour. Actually pathetic Indian bowling was more responsible for that defeat. Dhoni is working against Sehavag and Gambhir since months back. I strongly believe that Dhoni has started actions to bring less motivation in Virat Kholi too since Gavasker preferred Kholi's captaincy for Indian team after ODI loss against England recently.
• India
13 Mar 13
I think we were speaking of if Ganguly was jealous of Dhoni or not and your responses ended up telling how Dhoni is planning. Well, but I got to read that at least Anyways, I haven't heard Ganguly to be so direct and especially when it comes to blaming someone. What was troubling me was the fact that Ganguly came out with these statements only when India won the second Test and there were loads of reports of Dhoni becoming the most successful Indian captain. Had Dada brought the statements out before, then it could have been understandable.
@ram_cv (16516)
• India
10 Mar 13
I think one thing that you cannot say about Ganguly is that he is not very direct about his comments :). I think he was right in the first place when he questioned Dhoni's position as India's captain. We were all doing the same before the Australia series as Dhoni was really struggling in the test captaincy. Regarding the second, I disagree with Dada. I think Sehwag has ousted himself with his poor performances over the last lot of tests. Cheers! Ram
• India
10 Mar 13
Why doesn't Ganguly reflect on his own career? When he was out of the team was the captain responsible for that? How can one hold someone else responsible for one's own deed? When runs weren't coming from his bat, he had to sit out. Was it captain's fault that he wasn't scoring runs?
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