Even after India failed to win anything in South Africa, current skipper MS Dhoni is staying put. Yes, in the right sense, ‘Mahi’ does not want to let go of his captaincy role.
Even after India failed to win anything in South Africa, current skipper MS Dhoni is staying put. Yes, in the right sense, ‘Mahi’ does not want to let go of his captaincy role. Dhoni who is leading in all the 3 formats (Tests, ODIs and T20s) feels that it would be unfair to burden a new player with the mantle of captaincy with just one year left for the World Cup.
Speaking to the press Dhoni said, “I think, it’s a point of no return with the World Cup literally one year away from now. It won’t give a new guy the ideal time to play, at least, 70-80-90 games beginning to the World Cup that’s what we would like to have him play before the World Cup.”
He further adds, “I understand the pressure, it’s not always that you turn up and at the same time, you get the kind of things which give you more experience than the others. So, we have to go through it.”
Yes, Mr. Dhoni we understood the point of bearing the burden but ain’t Virat Kohli a captain material? He has successfully captained the U-19 Indian cricket team and is currently the skipper of IPL team, Bangalore Royal Challengers. To put into right words, he is also the vice-captain of your team.
Dhoni will be 33 until the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup starts and he has already dropped a hint of retirement. So, in the best interest, why not share the captaincy mantle with Kohli? Countries like Australia, England, Sri Lanka, South Africa and Pakistan have different skippers leading in other formats. Is Dhoni turning a blind eye? If yes, on what basis, or has BCCI have a say in this?
2014 will tell us what the answer is…