Indian cricket January 18, 2010

Dhoni does a Ganguly

Delaying tactics by Indian captains are not new

Delaying tactics by Indian captains are not new. Former India captain Sourav Ganguly famously angered his Australian counterpart Steve Waugh when he kept him waiting at the toss during the 2001 Test series in India. And now it’s the turn of India’s current captain MS Dhoni to adopt such tactics. Only this time it’s well-known Bollywood filmmaker David Dhawan who has been kept waiting. Dhawan’s film Hook Ya Crook, starring John Abraham, features a cricket match between India and South Africa in its climax, which is yet to be shot. And the reason for the delay? Unavailability of Dhoni’s dates. The climax was slated to be shot last year, but had to be delayed due to the recession. And while everybody seems to be ready now, it is Dhoni who is apparently unavailable for the time being.

Akhila Ranganna is assistant editor (Audio) at ESPNcricinfo