Groupism and a low morale were the reasons why the selection committee wanted to replace Mahendra Singh Dhoni with the young and untested Virat Kohli as Indian cricket captain back in 2012, a plan which was scuttled by the then BCCI President N Srinivasan.
Batsman Virat Kohli would have become India's One-Day captain in early 2012 itself had then Board of Control for Cricket in India president Narayanswamy Srinivasan not intervened, says a former national selector.
Having taken India to World Cup glory in 1983 by his all-round performance, Mohinder Amarnath feels the current side lacks "genuine" all-rounders and the bowlers are trying to bowl too quick instead of focussing on line and length.
India's 1983 World Cup hero Mohinder Amarnath feels that Indians shouldn't shuffle too much with Virat Kohli's batting order and sticking with his No 3 position in the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup, starting February 14.
Pressure mounted on N Srinivasan to quit as BCCI President with former cricketers and administrators asking him to respect the Supreme Court observation that he should step down for a fair probe into the IPL fixing scandal.
Former India cricketer Mohinder Amarnath says the time has come to remove Mahendra Singh Dhoni from captaincy as his "defensive approach" has resulted in the country`s prolonged failure on foreign soil.
Former Selection Committee chairman Kris Srikkanth, who has been accused of shielding Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni despite poor performances, on Thursday hit back saying that it is not right to rake up issues discussed in the panel meetings.
Former selector Mohinder Amarnath has openly stated that Mahendra Singh Dhoni needs to be removed from Test captaincy but his former teammate Sunil Gavaskar feels that "time is not opportune as there is no alternative".
The BCCI on Wednesday refuted former selector Mohinder Amarnath`s accusation that Board President N Srinivasan had blocked a move to sack under-fire skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, insisting that the selectors are "independent".
Former national selector Mohinder Amarnath on Tuesday created a flutter by openly admitting that "certain internal reason" stopped the selection committee from replacing Mahendra Singh Dhoni as Indian captain after eight successive Test defeats in England and Australia.