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MS Dhoni didn't want Virat Kohli to play for India: Former India selector Dilip Vengsarkar

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In 2018, Former chief selector, Dilip Vengsarkar revealed in a meeting that he pushed Kohli's case for selection in 2008, but his choice was shot down. Instead of the youngster, Dhoni and then BCCI president N Srinivasan were in favour of picking Subramaniam Badrinath. Srinivasan, miffed at Vengsarkar's decision to pick Kohli over Badrinath reportedly sacked the latter, only two years into his role.