MS Dhoni explains why he resigned as Captain in ODIs and T20Is

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Former India Captain MS Dhoni in a press conference at the Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) Stadium in Pune explained that split captaincy doesn’t work in India, a reason which has prompted him to step down ahead of the ODI Series against England.

Virat Kohli, who not so long ago was made the Test captain took over the mantle in ODIs and T20Is as well following MS Dhoni’s recent decision to leave captaincy.

MS Dhoni though would continue to play ODIs and T20Is before he eventually decides to retire which is expected to be round the corner.

India takes on England in a three-match ODI series which begins on January 15 and followed later by a three-match T20I series.

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MS Dhoni

MS Dhoni said that since he had retired from Test cricket, he decided that it was time to move on as he believes that split captaincy is not fit for Indian cricket.

The former captain was full of praise to the current crop of players coming through the ranks in the Indian team while adding that Virat Kohli is ready to lead the team in ODIs and T20Is as well.

MSD said that he will help Virat Kohli through by doing all he can while keeping a close eye on the positioning of fielders.

He also applauded Virat Kohli’s leadership style in Tests and added that he would have an easier time captaining in the ODIs and T20Is.

Dhoni predicted that Virat Kohli would win more matches as captain that what he did. However, as a matter of fact, MS Dhoni is only the second Indian captain in the history to have won the World Cup after Kapil Dev.

Having said that, Virat Kohli would have huge expectations on his shoulders to replicate such feats of MS Dhoni although he will be greatly helped by the drastically increased quality of players who have emerged through in the last few years.

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