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Sachin and Sehwag revealed Dhoni promotion at no.5 in WC 2011

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Sachin and Sehwag talked about Dhoni promotion at no.5 in WC 2011:

Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag has played for team India as openers and achieved milestones. Recently while talking with Times of India Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag relived the moments of Worldcup 2011 and openly talked about the scenario.

In 2011, the Indian cricket team won the Worldcup trophy after 28 long years.
Sachin Tendulkar known as God of cricket waited for his entire career for the WorldCup trophy and finally achieved in 2011 under Ms Dhoni’s captaincy.

In the WorldCup 2011 final match, India made a big decision of promoting Ms Dhoni at no. 5 instead of Yuvraj Singh.
Before the final match, Dhoni scored 150 Runs in 9 Matches. Where Yuvraj Singh 341 Runs in 9 Matches.

Sachin and Sehwag conversation:

Sachin: Yuvraj Singh was playing well in the whole tournament. It is almost clear that Yuvraj will bat on number 5 then Ms Dhoni at 6 and Suresh Raina at 7.

Sehwag: We were confident and we knew if we clear our basics than we can control the situations.


Zaheer Khan bowled well and in the seventh over Virender Sehwag took a brilliant catch. Jayawardene played a good knock of 103 runs but we successfully stopped the Srilankan team and got a target of 275 runs.

Sehwag: I got out early but lost my hope when Sachin Tendulkar dismissed.

Virat and Gautam were playing well and made a good partnership. And I told Viru if a left-hand batsman(Gautam) got down then left-hand batsman(Yuvraj) should go at no. 5 and if right-hand batsman(Virat) got down then right-hand batsman(Dhoni) should go for batting. Meanwhile, Yuvi was ready to bat at no. 5. Yuvi was batting well but also, Sri Lanka has also two off-spinners that’s where I thought about a change in the strategy.

Sehwag: Sachin’s strategy was good and that troubled Sri Lanka badly.

Sachin: That Left-Right combination somehow makes sense because Sri Lanka had two quality off-spinners in there bowling attack. And we needed someone from our side who can rotate the strike with Gautam. In between, I told Viru, ” Viru go and say to Ms about this and come back before next over until then I am sitting here.”
Sehwag: In between the talk, Ms Dhoni came in the dressing room and Sachin repeated the same in front of me.

After listening to this strategy Ms talked with Gary (Kirsten) about this and then he also agreed to it.