‘Don’t thrust captaincy on Dhoni’ :Greg Chappell
There’s another fight brewing for India’s most prized job; that of team India’s Test captain. Will Dhoni be the man for the job or will Sachin take up the challenge once again. In a Times Now exclusive, former coach Greg Chappell feels it’s not yet time for Dhoni to take the reins of the Test side.
In the battle for India’s Test captaincy even the dark horse of the race Anil Kumble is clinching the job. There is huge hype about Dhoni who had a dream debut as India’s captain leading them to the historic Twenty20 World Championship, but is he ready to handle the pressure that comes with the longer version of the game?
Well Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s experience of just three seasons is the worry not only for the selectors but also for the former India coach. “I feel Dhoni needs another 12 months and than he will be ready to lead India in all the three formats of the game, while the tour of Australia will finish him off as leader and cricketer” Chappell said, mincing no words.
And it’s this factor that has selectors thinking of going the Aussie way and debating about the possibility of separating the two different formats and building a separate team for the longer version of the game.
Leading the side, keeping wickets and keeping up with immense pressure of expectations is no easy task in the five-day format. This leaves the selectors with very little choice of going back to the experienced hand of Sachin Tendulkar to lead Team India for the all important tour Down Under and groom Dhoni as India’s future leader.