Virender Sehwag says “Dravid chastised him for his poor shooting performance”

MS Dhoni’s attitude to batting, according to Virender Sehwag. He was transforming after Rahul Dravid chastised him for a terrible shot. Dhoni went from a big-hitter to a finisher, according to Sehwag. During the 2006-07 season, Dravid served as captain. Dhoni made his presence felt on the international level. In an ODI against Pakistan in Visakhapatnam, he swashbuckled 148 off 123 balls. He scored an undefeated 183 against Sri Lanka in the same year. India also hunted down a target of 299 in Jaipur. Dhoni’s aggression was significantly reduced. And then he became known as the cool finisher.

Directly saying why and how the shift occurred. Dhoni changed his game, according to Sehwag. Since he was assigned the task of remaining in the middle till the end. It was difficult for the wicketkeeper-batter to control his natural tendencies, he admitted.

“He was given the finisher’s role under Dravid, who once scold him. For got out after playing a bad shot. I think that incident changed him. So around 2006-07, he transformed and started taking responsibility for finishing matches,” Virender Sehwag said.

Virender Sehwag says "Dravid chastised him for his poor shooting performance"

Virender Sehwag

Sehwag also praised Dhoni and Yuvraj Singh for their efforts. In addition, he played a key role in India’s record-breaking streak of 16 straight ODI chases. Sachin Tendulkar also chastised Sehwag, according to Sehwag. In South Africa, Javagal Srinath is imprisoned for a similar cause. As a result, he changed his approach as well.

“He (Dhoni) formed an unbelievable partnership with Yuvraj when we registered that record of 16 successive chases,” Sehwag said.

Lastly, Sehwag mentioned that he had been chastised. Also in South Africa, Sachin Tendulkar and Javagal Srinath for a similar reason. As a result, he changed his approach. Dhoni’s international career did not get off to a good start. In his first few ODIs, Sehwag had a few disappointing scores. Sourav Ganguly’s promotion choice. And it was the Ranchi youngster who got Dhoni to No. 3 during a one-dayer in 2005. He was also given a stage to demonstrate his talent. Which he took advantage of the most.

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