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    Tendulkar declines captaincy

    http://www.cricketnext.com/news/tend.../27771-13.html

    "Tendulkar had been Dravidís deputy during the Test series in Bangladesh and England. However, the batsman did an about turn on his decision in a letter to BCCI President Sharad Pawar, saying that the selection policies are not just, and the seniors have not been treated properly, hinting at Dravidís exclusion from the One-Day side."

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    Who were those that were saying Tendulkar and Ganguly were ganging up on Dravid, in order to get rid of his captaincy and take control themselves?

    Bloody conspiracy theorists I swear.

    I wholly respect Sachin's decision. He's had it twice, there's really no need for him to have it again.
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    This is probably one of the wisest things Sachin would ever do in his life, i think he gets criticised enough for his batting nowadays and last thing he wanted was being blasted apart for poor captaincy.
    Now i think the only option left is Dhoni, whether that's a good thing or a bad thing that only time will tell!

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    Good decision.....
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    Oh dear. Dhoni as captain could be exciting or it could be devastating. Ganguly, please ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    Who were those that were saying Tendulkar and Ganguly were ganging up on Dravid, in order to get rid of his captaincy and take control themselves?

    Bloody conspiracy theorists I swear.

    I wholly respect Sachin's decision. He's had it twice, there's really no need for him to have it again.


    I am not so sure. You said it was wrong on Dravid when he gave up captaincy because of the lack of captaincy options in the team. Now, isn't Sachin doing the same thing? He is basically declining captaincy at a time when there are no other potential leaders HAVING been the vice-captain in the last test series.

    I think there is just a hint of double standards there on ur part, Jono.


    AFAIC, both Dravid and Sachin have gone with the soft options here recently. Not that I find too much wrong with either of their moves though. We need both of them as batsmen more than we need them as captains and I did feel that Dhoni was gonna end up the captain whether or not he proved himself to be better than the other keeper batsmen in India. So I am not too fussed about this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    Who were those that were saying Tendulkar and Ganguly were ganging up on Dravid, in order to get rid of his captaincy and take control themselves?

    Bloody conspiracy theorists I swear.

    I wholly respect Sachin's decision. He's had it twice, there's really no need for him to have it again.


    I am not so sure. You said it was wrong on Dravid when he gave up captaincy because of the lack of captaincy options in the team. Now, isn't Sachin doing the same thing? He is basically declining captaincy at a time when there are no other potential leaders HAVING been the vice-captain in the last test series.

    I think there is just a hint of double standards there on ur part, Jono.


    AFAIC, both Dravid and Sachin have gone with the soft options here recently. Not that I find too much wrong with either of their moves though. We need both of them as batsmen more than we need them as captains and I did feel that Dhoni was gonna end up the captain whether or not he proved himself to be better than the other keeper batsmen in India. So I am not too fussed about this.

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    i reckon that they will pick dhoni. i am not sure sachin made the right desicion because their is no other viable option apart from ganguly and they cant go back their can they?
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    Good Decision by Tendulkar. Now give the captaincy to Dhoni, please. He has shown that he can handle it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pup11 View Post
    This is probably one of the wisest things Sachin would ever do in his life, i think he gets criticised enough for his batting nowadays and last thing he wanted was being blasted apart for poor captaincy.
    Now i think the only option left is Dhoni, whether that's a good thing or a bad thing that only time will tell!
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    You're utterly insane if you don't want to avoid criticism, however.

    Don't see how anyone would want to do anything that encouraged it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by honestbharani View Post
    I am not so sure. You said it was wrong on Dravid when he gave up captaincy because of the lack of captaincy options in the team. Now, isn't Sachin doing the same thing? He is basically declining captaincy at a time when there are no other potential leaders HAVING been the vice-captain in the last test series.

    I think there is just a hint of double standards there on ur part, Jono.


    AFAIC, both Dravid and Sachin have gone with the soft options here recently. Not that I find too much wrong with either of their moves though. We need both of them as batsmen more than we need them as captains and I did feel that Dhoni was gonna end up the captain whether or not he proved himself to be better than the other keeper batsmen in India. So I am not too fussed about this.
    Quote Originally Posted by honestbharani View Post
    I am not so sure. You said it was wrong on Dravid when he gave up captaincy because of the lack of captaincy options in the team. Now, isn't Sachin doing the same thing? He is basically declining captaincy at a time when there are no other potential leaders HAVING been the vice-captain in the last test series.

    I think there is just a hint of double standards there on ur part, Jono.


    AFAIC, both Dravid and Sachin have gone with the soft options here recently. Not that I find too much wrong with either of their moves though. We need both of them as batsmen more than we need them as captains and I did feel that Dhoni was gonna end up the captain whether or not he proved himself to be better than the other keeper batsmen in India. So I am not too fussed about this.
    TBH, I don't blame either in the slightest for going with the "soft" options. There's a hell of a lot - obviously - of "the chance to lead your country is wonderful" and all that that's lovely, but too often the simple fact of the matter is overlooked that playing is infinitely more important than leading.

    And even if your playing is not being affected by captaincy, so long as people can think it is that's cause for concern.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    You're utterly insane if you don't want to avoid criticism, however.

    Don't see how anyone would want to do anything that encouraged it.
    You play international cricket to help your country win. Anything and everything else is just window dressing.

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    And if you help your country win countless hundreds will still find a way to criticise you.

    And he who says "I don't care, my own opinion of myself is all that matters to me" is a) damn rare and b) kidding no-one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    And if you help your country win countless hundreds will still find a way to criticise you.
    And with that in mind, one should find that avoidance of criticism really is a fruitless exercise.

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