Mumbai:By the time the wise men of the BCCI stepped up to the mikes, the media already knew what they had to say.
Sachin Tendulkar may have been the number one favourite but while his spirit was willing, his body wasn't. Saurav Ganguly's name too came up in the final hours.
But in the end, M S Dhoni was selected India's new One Day skipper. Dhoni will now captain three former captains in a dressing room of heavyweights.
NDTV: Has Dravid met you? Has Dravid spoken to you?
Dilip Vengsarkar, Chairman, Selection Committee, BCCI No.
Niranjan Shah: It doesn't matter. He has spoken to the board, that's good enough.
Is Dhoni too young? Too inexperienced to lead a team? And why did Dravid resign? These are not answers the selectors want to address.
They give out the impression that they want to look forward.
Virender Sehwag though will have to wait for his chance to make a comeback. But with the selectors indicating a rotation policy in the upcoming 12 ODIs, the Nawab of Najafgarh could well be back in the team.