Published: Sat, January 14, 2017
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Split Captaincy Does Not Work in India, Says Mahendra Singh Dhoni

Split Captaincy Does Not Work in India, Says Mahendra Singh Dhoni

I don't think my views should change. The Rising Super Giants captain was talking to media ahead of the first ODI against England and reassured the fact the Virat Kohli will have his complete support. But, since Saha was there, he gets a chance to play one more game in Australia. "And if everything goes well, he will be regular on foreign tours, so he has that exposure". But, while that is typical noble thinking, it doesn't help him personally when he puts on the India limited-overs cap again. "See, me and my boys have brought the entire city to a standstill today", he famously said at his first ticker-tape welcome as a trophy-winning captain after the World Twenty20.

Dhoni said as captain his aim was always to finish off the games. Overall, it has been a journey for me right from when I started. "It was easy for me to move on and give captaincy to Virat". I used to get batting for 25-30 overs. "My job now will be to assist Virat Kohli", said Dhoni. They have played in knockout tournaments and they've played under pressure. Dhoni got the best out of a player such as Joginder Sharma while his handling of someone like S Sreesanth left a lot to be desired. There are different ways to handle everyone. For some, it may be just expression with your eyes. He pointed out that Kohli always wants to give his best, and improve the game. You have to be clever enough to evaluate as to this is what is needed at that point of time. "Because that's the kind of potential they have, that's the kind of experience they have". "You know who the captains are and there is no ambiguity at all". At the end of the day team is more important than individual.

- Dhoni said that this team could be the most successful Indian team ever and will rewrite history.

"All you need is to believe in yourself".

Dhoni and Yuvraj also share a light moment in the clip as the former quips, "And thanks to you I witnessed the six sixes at the best seat". "Countries such as New Zealand have been ably led by Kane Williamson in all three formats of the game whereas teams such as Pakistan have Misbah-ul-Haq leading in Tests and others in the remaining formats".

The women's team are expected to make their debut in this kit when they take to the field in the ICC Women's World Cup Qualifiers which are scheduled for next month. We have played a lot of Test cricket, which is good and we have had great results over the last year and would like to start the new year on a good note.

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