Sachin says no for an answer, refuse to take test captaincy
Nov 07: Sachin Tendulkar says no for an answer, clearing the air by refusing Test Captaincy.
According to sources he said that he didn’t feel right about it at the moment. While conveying his decision to BCCI members he cited some personal reason, and is unlikely to change his mind.
With almost all the records in his name, the master blaster has proved that leadership is in action not in position.
He led Team India for the first time in 1996, when he took the gearshift from Mohammad Azharuddin.
Though it was his hard luck, as he is known for building strategies and always ready with suggestion discussing with other players, India did not do well under his captaincy as he led 25 tests, winning 4 and losing 9.
Leading Indian Team became a major issue with the selectors after Rahul Dravid, The Wall, bow out as the team captain after returning from England tour.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni was given the official job to lead India when he was leading the team in T20 World Cup. He gave euphoric moment when India registered its name as the World Champions under him. It was one of the most ecstatic moments after the 1983 World Cup victory.
Recently Australian tour has left the home turf jolted, but India swept the only T20 match with a master stroke asserting that winning T20 World Cup was not a stroke of luck. Dhoni’s captaincy was cheered and was praised in cricket fraternity for taking the bull with its horn; he sustained the pressure with a smile.
A great leader whose, mantra was inspire his players to have confident on themselves.
The selectors will meat at Mohali on November 8, to announce the team for other matches and the Test Captain for three test match series.
Now with the first ODI win over Pakistan the team India is beaming with confidence and has left Dhoni as the only contender to fill the slot as a Test Captain.
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