Mahendra Singh Dhoni is eager to continue as captain of the Indian team in all three formats of the game, saying it would be unfair to burden a new player with the mantle of captaincy with just one year left for the World Cup.
“I think, it’s a point of no return with the World Cup literally one year away from now. It won’t give a new guy the ideal time to play, at least 70-80-90 games leading up to the World Cup.
That’s what we would like to have him play before the tournament”, Dhoni was quoted as saying by PTI during a promotional event here yesterday.
“I understand the pressure, it’s not always that you turn up and at the same time, you get the kind of things which give you more experience than the others. So, we have to go through it,” he added.
The 32-year-old said he is feeling fitter and healthier than ever. “I am really fortunate to be where I am right now with the amount of cricket that we are playing these days.
As of now, it’s looking good. The body is closely knit together. How it will be (in the future), I don’t know but so far, so good,” he said.
Dhoni said one bad session in Durban cost India the second Test against South Africa. “Yes, we had some tough times. We had a bad session. We had one really bad session because of which we were on the losing side,” he said.