Mahendra Singh Dhoni Steps Down From ODI, T20 Captaincy
By MEHER ONISA : 05-Jan-2017
MSK Prasad in an interview told that he had conversation with Mahender Singh Dhoni, the non-playing mentor of the Jharkhand team and the Ranji Trophy semi-finalist at Nagpur.
In order to retain the professional confidentiality the committee did not disclose the information apart from propagating Dhoni’s “astounding clarity of thought”.
However, the selection committee did share their vision with Dhoni about India’s future in the hands of the Test skipper Virat Kohli.
The selectors called this as the right clock for Dhoni to go ahead and hand over the reins to Kohli, imperatively when India is destined to play only 55 ODIs before the World Cup 2019 and the Champions Trophy that is stand five months away from mow.
Virat is keeping his vigour on the romp with the Tests but the pressures of ODI captaincy is a difficult nut to crack. The players wanted MSD to be around to steer the matters on the cricketing ground.
While there has been speculation regarding Dhoni’s future, his agent Arun Pandey told to the media the 2019 World Cup is still very much a part of Dhoni’s career plans.
Every great leader and laureate knows when to quit. They even know if their team is ready or not. Similarly, Dhoni has plans to play international cricket for the next three to four years. He is keen in striking his runs in the 2019 World Cup as well. Thus, it can be ascertained that Dhoni is arguably a fittest cricketer in the cricket team.