After the extremely bad performance in the test series against Australia, the captain of the Indian cricket team MS Dhoni have recently said in an interview that he is ready to leave captaincy if a suitable replacement is found to national selectors.
MS Dhoni was talking to media ahead of the T20 match against Australia, which is scheduled to play tomorrow. Dhoni said, “Captaincy is an additional responsibility that I enjoy. If the selectors feel the need to replace me then I will be happy to step aside.”
In the meantime, under MS Dhoni captaincy period, the Indian team has lost seven test matches abroad, while four of them by an innings and other three by huge margins of 196, 319 and 122 run respectively.
Meanwhile, ex-Australian captain Ian Chappell earlier wrote in his columns for a national daily a week ago, “The need is to find a new captain from beneath the wreckage. Dhoni is no longer the answer in Test cricket.”
Ian Chappell further writes, “He has failed dismally to rally the troops in two disastrous overseas campaigns and his own form, not just with the gloves but also with the bat, no longer warrants a guaranteed place in the Test side.”
The present Indian captain MS Dhoni managed to score only 220 runs in the four test matches against England in 2011 at an average of 31.40 while just 102 runs against Australia in the three test match, as he was banned to play the last test match, at an average of 20.40.
However, the little master from India, Sunil Gavaskar cam in support of MS Dhoni, saying that there is no suitable replacement in the team at present.
Talking to media, Gavaskar said, “At the moment, I can’t think of anyone who is good enough to take over from Dhoni.”