Ball’s in your court: MS Dhoni says captaincy issue is BCCI’s decision

Ahead of India’s tour to Zimbabwe for three ODI’s and three T20 matches, captain MS Dhoni has played it safe on the captaincy issue.

When asked about former team director Ravi Shastri’s suggestion that Virat Kohli should lead India in all the three formats of the game, Dhoni said that it was up to the BCCI to decide and that his job was to play cricket.

Currently India’s most successful cricket captain, Dhoni is at the helm of affairs in ODI and T-20s whereas prolific batsman Virat Kohli leads the team in test matches after Captain Cool decided to retire from the longer format. There has been growing chorus for Virat Kohli to also become the captain in the shorter formats especially since it looks unlikely that Dhoni will continue to play till 2019 ODI World Cup.

Dhoni who is known for his frank statements and acerbic wit decided to play it safe, putting the onus on BCC over this contentious issue.

When asked if a Hindi-speaking coach is a pre-requisite, Dhoni said that Hindi can be one of the criterions but not the sole one. He stressed on the fact that a coach should be aware of ‘Indian culture’. MSD is leading a relatively inexperienced squad to Zimbabwe and, according to him, it will be a challenging tour.

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