“It would be wrong to assume that there are no inputs from Dhoni in selection matters. If a captain asks for a particular player it is difficult for the selectors to say no. So I believe there were inputs from Dhoni even if he may not attend selection meetings,” said Ganguly.

“I am very surprised at his exclusion. If Sachin (Tendulkar) and Dhoni who have been struggling with their respective forms can be persisted with, then what’s wrong with Sehwag,” he asked.¬†Describing Sehwag as one of the all-time Test greats, Ganguly said team India will miss his presence.

MS Dhoni and V Sehwag
MS Dhoni (back) and V Sehwag