At the start of 2017 when England toured India for a limited-overs series comprising of 3 ODIs and as many T20Is, MS Dhoni had decided to pass the captaincy baton to already established Test skipper Virat Kohli. Since then Team India under Kohli are doing wonders across all formats of the game.
Such is the domination of Men in Blue that they have won their last eight ODI series besides featuring in the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy final in England. Team India have also emerged victorious in 8 out their last 9 Test series. No wonder, Virat Kohli’s troops are currently placed at the pinnacle of ICC Test rankings and at the second spot in ODI rankings.
Considering his accomplishments as a captain in the last few years, cricket fans and experts have already labelled Kohli as one of the greatest skippers to come out from India. However, one is yet to know how the legendary India captain MS Dhoni rates his successor.
During a promotional event, Dhoni recently shared his views on Kohli’s captaincy with a simple remark: "He's very good."
Dhoni, who has led India to victory in three different ICC trophies, also spoke about what makes a captain successful.
"I always felt a good captain is the one who understands the individuals. Because if you don't know a player's strength or weakness, you cannot give him the proper advice. I think it's important how good you are as a team and how good you are as an individual, who helps others to perform," Dhoni asserted.
When asked if he likes to be a captain or a normal player, the current CSK skipper said: "Being a normal player is much more important. You work through the ranks. It helps you understand the game, the problems that you may face as a player."
"As a player you also learn a lot from your leaders. Not only about how to conduct yourself but also about what not to do," he concluded.
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