Former chief selector of Indian cricket team Krishnamachari Srikkanth on Thursday sought to put an end to the controversy over Mahendra Singh Dhoniâ??s captaincy, claiming questions have raised after defeats but nobody gave the selectors credit when the team won the 2011 World Cup.
Disapproving of fellow selector Mohinder Amarnath going public with details of selection committee meetings, Srikkanth said, “So many things have been happening in the last few days. I have been maintaining that whatever happens within the selection committee meeting should remain within the four walls. It’s not right to come out and talk about it.
It’s like a company’s board meeting. “We always have detailed discussions in selection committee meetings on captaincy issues, on what to do with X player, what kind of team combination we have and we have a lot of discussion, arguments.
But at the end of the day there is a consensus because what we are doing is for the good of the country,” he added. “Sometimes our selection clicks, sometimes it doesn’t.We are willing to take it in right spirit… It was the same selection committee which won 2011 World Cup. None of you gave credit. When we lost badly in England, Australia, I never shied away from the blame,” Srikkanth said.
Recalling his removal as India captain after a bad show in 1989, the former opener said, “1989 was a historic series. I was thrown out of the captaincy. So many people asked me questions. I never went to the public and told anything. I just took it in the right spirit. “We should move on.
Indian cricket is going through a tough time and I’m sure in this particular Test against England in Nagpur we will try to revive.We want India to do well,” he said, urging people to stay positive. Amarnath had stirred a major controversy saying the BCCI vetoed selectorsâ?? choices and accused the board of shielding Dhoni despite repeated failures.