Kolkata: Indian limited overs skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni may be a shadow of his old self but former Australian batsman Dean Jones feels that the Jharkhand dasher will be "missed more in sub-continental conditions" once he calls time on his illustrious career.
Dean Jones and MS Dhoni
While there has been a clamour to elevate Kohli at the top, Jones is against the idea of pushing great players into retirement as Virat Kohli still has a lot of time take over from Dhoni across all formats.
"We are pretty quick to push our great players out. What's Dhoni has done for Indian cricket, let him find his own time. I don't think Virat is in a huge rush to captain everything (format) at the moment. Time will come. Trust me, you will miss Dhoni a lot more in India, when he retires," Jones told PTI. Recently, former India team director Ravi Shastri had said the time had come and Kohli was "ready" to lead in all the three formats. "I think that will happen soon. Dhoni will end of as one of the greatest players India have ever produced. Honestly, it is no big rush."
Dhoni, who has called it quits from the Test format, recently led a second string India to a 3-0 whitewash against a lowly Zimbabwe, his first ODI series triumph in 20 months, since their 2-1 win against the West Indies at home in 2014. The charismatic skipper, who has all the World titles under his belt, also looked out of sorts in the recently-concluded IPL where his new franchise Rising Pune Supergiants finished seventh out of eight teams.