When both Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan deciding to opt out of the match against Afghanistan to take rest, the responsibility to lead fell on the senior most and experienced player MS Dhoni.
However, recent reports have revealed that an official Stopped MS Dhoni From Captaining in Asia Cup 2018. Here is what the source said to Times of India.
Source revealed, "In the match against Afghanistan, Rohit Sharma rested himself and the Indian team management decided to hand over the captaincy to MS Dhoni because of his seniority and also as a special gesture. A senior BCCI administrator, however, kept insisting that appointing MS would’ve been a regressive step and said the next senior most cricketer should lead the side. So, all this talk about outsiders not interfering is absolute nonsense. The administrator refused to give MS the captaincy which was very weird given his experience.”
The report also mentioned that the BCCI administrator also intervened in team matters and ensured that a Grade C cricketer was handed a Grade B contract.
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