Former Pakistan skipper Wasim Akram yesterday came out in support of under-fire Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

Wasim Akram

Akram said the entire hullabaloo around Dhoni's captaincy is extremely ill-timed as speculated replacement Virender Sehwag is not qualified for the job.

"Captain-bashing is a favourite pastime of cricket pundits in the Indian sub-continent and the media just loves it," Akram wrote in his column for

"There are two names -- Sehwag and Virat Kohli -- doing the rounds as 'next' captains. In my book, none of them qualify for the job.

"I had expected better body language from Sehwag and his team during the Adelaide Test, but I was disappointed. This 'I give-a-damn' attitude is counter-productive when the chips are down.

What did Sehwag do to salvage India's pride at Adelaide? Dhoni may not have done enough as skipper, but two bad series does not mean he should be derided and kicked out."