M S Dhoni doesn't deserve place in Test team: Mohinder Amarnath
"Definitely, there were discussions to replace Dhoni and people were argeeing to do so but for some internal reason, it didn't happen. I will not like to divulge what were the reasons. But when the time is right, I will let the people of this country know about the reasons," Amarnath, the hero of India's 1983 World Cup victory, said.
In a roundabout manner, Amarnath also admitted that there were external pressures on the selection committee when the topic of Dhoni's removal was broached.
"In Indian politics and cricket, it's always the same. There are people who are controlling the game and other people are scared to take a stand," he said.
"I believe that Dhoni should be removed as captain from the Tests. He hasn't set the Test stage on fire. A captain's place in the team should be secure and I don't see his place secured in the side. He doesn't have the technique for Test cricket," Amarnath said.
It was widely believed that the veteran of 69 Tests and 74 ODIs, who was in line to become the chairman of selectors, was removed at the behest of BCCI president N Srinivasan as he had a fall-out on Dhoni issue.
To a question whether someone showed him the constitution to overrule the decision of selection committee, he