After leading India to two World Cup triumphs during an eventful tenure that spanned nearly a decade, the one of best ever skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni gave up his captaincy from the limited overs, which can make a great impact on the team.
— BCCI (@BCCI) January 13, 2017
But, the 35-year-old former captain MS Dhoni believes that the current Indian team has the abilities to rewrite history or do something special in the future.
As addressing a press conference in Pune ahead of the first ODI against England on January 15. Dressed in India’s new jersey, Dhoni was speaking publicly for the first time since resigning from his post as India’s limited overs captain.
Dhoni said, “This team has the potential and then the experience to win in all formats,”
“They are all young but they have played a lot of matches in different conditions, They’ve played under pressure, and different pitches. We have got pacers who can bowl in any conditions. Even if one is injured there is always someone capable of replacing him.”
And according to MS Dhoni, it was the right time for the 28-year-old Virat Kohli to take over the captaincy in all three formats of the game, but first wanted Kohli to ease into the role as captain and that now he feels that Kohli is the man to lead India in major tournaments starting with the ICC Champions Trophy in June 2017.