Former Indian cricket captain Sunil Gavaskar on Wednesday said that former selector and his one-time team mate Mohinder Amarnath was 'incredibly courageous' to take on the Indian cricket board by revealing that it was the board president, who overruled the selection committee's unanimous decision of removing Mahendra Singh Dhoni as the skipper.
"He is prepared to face the consequences. It is a testimony of his self-belief. It needs to be admired. What Jimmy has spoken is incredibly courageous and lessons need to be learnt from that," Gavaskar told NDTV.
Gavaskar however, said that it has been the protocol in the Board for the president to give the final approval on the selection committee´s decision.
"It´s a protocol, actually. Any team selected does go to the board for approval, not just the captain, even the 14 or 16 selected for a Test or for an overseas tour. That´s the protocol not just in India, but I understand that is the protocol even in Australia and England. The final approval is up to the board, so I don´t think it is out of the ordinary. "