MSK Prasad backs Dhoni's decision to relinquish captaincy
Jan 06, 2017, 01:05
Surprising the cricket world once again, Mahendra Singh Dhoni stepped down as captain of India's One Day International (ODI) and Twenty20 cricket teams Wednesday.
It came as a surprise to everyone that the present captain of the Indian cricket team for limited overs, MS Dhoni has ended his journey and left the responsibilities of captaincy.
For Kohli, the England series is the last before he leads the team's title defence in the ICC Champions Trophy.
He could also play the accumulator role by playing those run a ball innings.Add to that, his lightning quick running between the wickets which was courtesy his supreme fitness levels.Indian cricket had been devoid of a finisher for a very long time.
Besides, the wicketkeeper-batsman has so far made 1112 runs from 73 T20 Internationals.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni resigned as India's limited-overs captain after a trophy-laden nine-year reign.
Prasad also hailed Dhoni's ability to read a match at any situation and insisted that he had achieved everything as a leader over the years. His stepping down as captain means that he will not be leading the side in England in the upcoming Champions Trophy while he would certainly be in the reckoning as a player. And when asked by the BCCI chief immediately to name the player who should lead India, Dravid, according to sources suggested Dhoni's name without any hesitation.
Does he echo the popular perception, that Dhoni is the best Indian captain?
Rahul Johri, CEO of the Board of Control for Cricket in India, paid tribute to Dhoni's service as captain.
This announcement should simply be seen as Dhoni's step down from the post as captain- another act of ideal timing from this masterclass.
Virat Kohli Fit in Dhoni's Place: After Dhoni Quit captaincy, the next captain is obviosuly none other than the Indian team test Captain Virat Kohli.
He holds the record for the most worldwide matches as captain with 331. "And someone who really, in his time as an Indian captain, took the team and the game forward in this country".
That honour should automatically go to Test captain Virat Kohli, who was recently named captain of ICCODI Team of the Year, 2016.
"Had Mahi taken the decision one year or even six months earlier, I would have been a bit anxious ", Prasad said on Thursday. This series will test the Kohli's Captaincy as ODI team captain and will be his first series as Indian Cricket Team Captain.
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