Oct 082012

India captain MS Dhoni of late has been at the centre of criticism. Former India spinner Maninder Singh in a scathing interview to Cricketnext.com last week said, “It is time we looked for a new captain. Basically, Dhoni is a gambler and he believes in his intuition. These gambles work when the time is good, but when it is bad they start backfiring. He made some blunders when we were winning the matches but those swept under carpets.

“If the negatives were taken care of then probably Indian cricket wouldn’t have come at this stage. Losing 8-0 in abroad Tests, failure in the Asia Cup and failing to qualify in three World Twenty20 semi-finals is very disappointing,” Maninder said.

“I think Virat Kohli should be the captain. He will get respect from other boys as he is performing in all three formats,” he added.

According to reports, Dhoni is likely to retain the Test captaincy; Kohli is being considered for the ODI captaincy, while the T20 reins can be given to Suresh Raina.

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