"I am somebody who believes. split captaincy is something that doesn't really work", Dhoni said.
Barring his elevation as captain in the shortest form of the game, when he led a young Indian side to success in the inaugural World Twenty20 in South Africa in 2007, leadership in the other two forms was thrust on him during trying times for the team. Now, I can't be the Test captain as I have quit the Test cricket. So it remains to be seen how he leads the team to glory as expectations will be high following India's exhilarating performance in the recently concluded test match series.
Hope there will be no serious injuries to any player of the team.
The India-England ODI series begins on January 15 at the MCA Stadium in Pune, and all eyes are on the playing surface.
Now that the burden of captaincy is no longer on Dhoni's shoulders, it is expected that he will bat up the order and play an attacking brand of cricket. The high-pressure job of leading a team like India could keep the focus on results and results alone, but for the man who has been at the helm for nearly a decade, there were other smaller aspects that turned out to be the most satisfying parts of being at the helm. I think Virat will win more games than me across all formats.
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Furthermore, Chappell lashed out at Pakistan skipper Misbah ul Haq, saying that the captain lacked the leadership to his team . We're going to have to play some very good cricket if we want to compete over there.
Indian captain Virat Kohli on Friday hit the nets ahead of the first ODI match against England in Pune. So for them I think it is more exciting to be coming out with a game which is interactive, which is fast to be precise. "In the end the games were much closer than what the score card predicted". Many things have changed for me as a cricketer.
"Because I was the captain, I always felt because it was hard for newcomers to come and bat at six or seven, I should be the person who takes that added responsibility of playing lower down the order", he said. If I ask him where he wants to bat, he would tell me "wherever you want me to". "Enjoyed my 10 years, hopefully, I will enjoy more, whatever I have".
"Cricket is a mental game".
Former captain Dhoni said, "The game has been evolving over the years and the need to have kits that are created to suit the modern game has always been the priority for the team management and Nike". I thought I was somebody who could do that and I was willing to do that for the team. "Limited overs captaincy is not a big challenge and Virat is ready for it now".
"At times, I found individuals can be very rigid". I used to get batting for 25-30 overs.