Former Indian cricket captain Ajit Wadekar on Saturday has put up appraisal for Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni for his immense patience to steer the team out of difficult situations.
He is and has always been a very good captain full of potential and been able to nurture them at critical times and when need be. He has patience to bring the team out of difficult situations besides he has good coordination with the team mates, said Wadekar who is also the President of All India Cricket Association for the physically challenged.
Expressing confidence that the team will put up a good show in the coming World Cup, Wadekar said the team selected for the competition is a balanced one.
Indian cricketers, these days, are holding good records in one day matches, he said adding that the game today has become commercial although technically it has not changed much and players can play in any format of the game.
Wadekar, who has also been chairman of the selection committee, said that he had always been in favour of selecting a balanced team although in his days there was a dearth of fast bowlers.
But, we had to make do well especially with the spinners and what was special was that they use to give results, he said naming some of the legends like Bishen Singh Bedi among others.
And speaking about the physically challenged cricketers the last day, he said that they should not be, under any whjatsoever circumstances, be discriminated upon or against as they do not need sympathy as such, rather they need nothing but sheer acceptance. Especially the young cricketers who are physically challenged are doing well in their respective forms and abilities. And with little opportunity and help in the most generous and possible way, they can soon become India’s most talented cricketers.
Sports will help them become self reliance, he said.