Former India skipper Sourav Ganguly, who was part of a sports show on ‘India Today’, said that it might be time for Mahendra Singh Dhoni to handover the captaincy in the shorter formats of the game to Virat Kohli.
“Every cricket team in the world plans their future. But my question to the selectors is three-four years down the line, do they see MS Dhoni as captain of India?” Ganguly said.
Dhoni is facing the heat after the 2016 World Cup defeat and Rising Pune Supergiants’ poor performance in the ninth edition of Indian Premier League (IPL). RPS are struggling in the points-table and need to win every match to survive.
Dhoni’s captaincy has also come under the scanner for showing lack of faith in Ravichandran Ashwin.
Sourav Ganguly, however, also stated, “Dhoni has been fantastic in the way he has gone about his job as captain, but does he have the ability in next four years to see India into the world cup in 2019.”
“I am not saying he needs to quit cricket, I feel he should continue to play in the shorter formats of the game. India still need him in limited-overs cricket,” he added.