MS Dhoni takes on Ravi Shastri, says BCCI decides captaincy
New Delhi: Indian ODI skipper MS Dhoni on Tuesday sought to clear the airs about playing in Virat Kohli’s captaincy and said the decision in this regard rested with Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
Dhoni, who normally gives irritated reactions on the questions of captaincy, displayed his cool and said he is fit, enjoying his game and the BCCI had to take call on this. It was only a few days ago when the former Indian team director Ravi Shastri commented that Dhoni should be played under Kohli.
Before team’s departure for a limited over series against Zimbabwe, Dhoni said-
- It's not that I don't enjoy the game, this decision will be taken by the BCCI, and it’s not up to me to decide on that.
He admitted that he will play for his nation until he is fit and is able to run fast.
- I am 35 right now and the day I am not able to run as fast as I am running now I know (time is up).
- I have to keep myself more fit.
- Fitness is very important but I am not a fast bowler and the kind of demand for my body is different.
- At this point of time my only concern is fitness and so far it's been good
Dhoni also gave his views over the assignment of the new coach-
- Communication is not a big problem as English is not a barrier for new generation of players.
- I feel talking in Hindi can be a criterion, but should not be the only criteria. The best man should be selected.
- We keep playing a lot and have to see the best option and one of the most important things is whoever understands our culture and upbringing, more than English or Hindi.
- We have seen whoever we consider as best in the past has understood our culture.
MS will be seen guiding Indian team in the tour of Zimbabwe from June 11. India will play 3 ODIs and 3 T20s in the tour, which will test some young Indian talents.