XtraTime Web Desk: Indian cricket team’s current captain Virat Kohli has silenced his critics by scoring more than 500 runs in the recently concluded test series in England. He was the first batsman from Asia who scored over 500 runs in Test cricket on English soil, not only that he also was the top run scorer among both the teams. Though his batting form was just outstanding but after losing the ODI and Test series in England many have started raising questions about the ability of Kohli leading the side. According to many the current Indian team is missing the leadership of former skipper MS Dhoni. But Dhoni has different opinion as he feels that he left the chair at the right time. He spoke to the media on various issues like the decision to quit captaincy to Team India’s performance in England.
About the captaincy part, Dhoni said: “I resigned from captaincy because I wanted the new captain to get enough time for preparing a team before the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.”
“Selecting a strong team without giving the new captain appropriate time isn’t possible. I believe that I left the captaincy at the right time”, the 37-year old wicket-keeper batsman added.
The Men in Blue had a poor show in England as they lost the ODI and Test series after bagging the T20 title.
Speaking about Indian batsmen’s struggle on English soil, Dhoni said, “Indian team missed out on playing practices matches before the series, which is why the batsmen are finding it difficult to adjust. This is a part of game. We shouldn’t forget that India is currently No. 1 in the rankings”.
Playing less numbers of practice matches ahead of the series one of the reason behind India’s loss according to many people. Legendary Indian cricketer Sunil Gavaskar had also raised this point when the Men in Blue faced the same problems during South Africa tour.