Dhoni must lead in Tests, but give up Twenty20 captaincy: Dravid

In his column for ESPNCricinfo, Dravid wrote: “Not only is Dhoni the only man to lead India in Test cricket, he is still capable of doing the job well. What it will require from him is a change in the way he captains, a recognition that he can’t do everything all the time, and the willingness to ask for and accept help. 

Rahul Dravid
Rahul Dravid

“Dhoni must recognise that he can’t continue to captain and play all the time, because it is making him stale To start with, he could easily give up the India T20 and Chennai Super Kings captaincies. He needs to take breaks between captaining and keeping and playing.”

The Bangalorean however, insisted that Dhoni must not think of quitting ODIs or Twenty20 cricket. “He should certainly play ODIs and T20s for India, because he is invaluable to the side.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Mahendra Singh Dhoni

Giving up a couple of captaincy roles might give him more time in the main India job and the freshness to keep doing it. It would also give India an opportunity to perhaps give someone like (Virat) Kohli a chance to be T20 captain, break him into the job and see how he goes,” he added.  

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