Kapil Dev and MS Dhoni with the exchanged World Cup trophies (2011 and 1983)
Former Indian captain Kapil Dev has said that there should be no questions raised about MS Dhoni’s position as the Indian captain in any format of the game. The 1983 World Cup winner considers Dhoni as one of the best finishers in the limited over games and as the ideal man to lead the team in all three formats.
“If Dhoni is fit enough, there should be no doubt because he is one of the finest batsmen we have and coming in at number 6-7 and averaging more than 50, why should we have any doubts. Somebody who has won us the World Cup, the T20 World Cup… why do we even talk about it and bring doubts in people’s mind,” Kapil Dev was quoted as saying by IBNLive.
There has been lots of suggestions to replace Dhoni with Virat Kohli as captain. Kapil Dev feels that Kohli should not be rushed to captaincy.
“The only thing is when you have such a senior captain, it will only lead to confusion in the team if you make Kohli captain and Dhoni playing under him. It’s not fair. He will get his chance. Why should we push him! When the time comes, he will be there. Dhoni is a mature captain, so let him do the job; the day he retires, then management will see,” said Dev.
Originally published on Sportskeeda.com here