Dhoni still the right choice as captain: Akram

Published: 14 December, 2012 08:09 IST | IANS |

Former Pakistan skipper Wasim Akram feels that Mahendra Singh Dhoni should continue as the India captain but he should be more flexible in his tactics

“I am positive that Dhoni is the right choice to remain as captain, but he has to be more flexible in his tactics. You cannot throw the ball to a novice like Ravichandran Ashwin, like Dhoni did in Kolkata, and expect him to produce miracles,” said Akram.

“If the team management feels that a policy of split-captaincy would release the pressure on Dhoni, then maybe there is a need for change. But personally I would still have Dhoni over next-in-line Virat Kohli, who is too young to lead Team India.”

Akram feels that India and Dhoni are lacking an alternative plan when they run into tough situations.

“India and Dhoni, in particular, are lacking a Plan ‘B’ when situations get tough, where they have seemed content in containing rather than attacking,” Akram wrote in his column on ESPNStar.com.

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