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Should Virat Kohil replace Dhoni as the Indian T20 captain ?

Salamuddin

International Debutant
Jono's heart flutters as someone else broaches the subject of his man being numero uno.

But seriously, with India's failure in the past three T20 WC, should Dhoni be replaced as captain at least in the t20 format for starters by Kohli ?
Kohli obviously being the long term (or maybe not so long term) successor in ODis and tests as well.
Making him the captain for the 2014 T20 world cup would certainly be a step to grooming him for the bigger roles.

Don't really see anyone else in the frame. Sehwag's is past his prime and Gambhir's total lack of form probably rules him out as well.
Thoughts ?
 

doesitmatter

U19 Cricketer
Don't burden the best player with Captaincy.. .. So give Gambhir the captaincy in all 3 formats..We have seen him captain and there is a passion to win and he has done good in the limited opportunities he has got..He is also a kinda player who performs well when given responsibility..Try Kohli as captain in some of the inconsequential ODI's we generally play and see how he does on the 2 important aspects of captaincy 1) Tactics 2) Player Management and go from there..
 

MrPrez

International Debutant
I retract. India to select a specialist captain like that aussie kent.

My vote goes to Ganguly; he can boundary ride and bat at XI using a sugar cane or something. Double win - he gets out of the commentary box and pisses off the front-row spectators instead. They're usually ***** anyway.
 

Burgey

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TBF, ABdeV acted as pretty much a specialist skipper this tournament as well
 

duffer

Hall of Fame Member
He's got a great big minder who'll bash all his critics. Shame Dhoni never had one.
 

Dan

Global Moderator
Which is a key reason why we didn't make it. I haven't seen such a bad captain since dong.
Yeah, ABdV really hasn't impressed me as a skipper so far. I guess it's a case of 'too many hats' though. Best batsman, wicketkeeper and captain would be a lot for one player to do.

If we're going for specialist skippers, why not get Mike Brearley to spend 4 years qualifying then take over? Or Mark Taylor.
 

Arjun

Cricketer Of The Year
Kohli should not be playing T20Is at all. He should be conserved for Tests, and efforts should be made to ensure he doesn't suffer a slump in whites. Let Rohit Sharma and Raina stick to T20Is, as neither have a chance of cementing their places in the Test side. Taking a cue out of these specialist T20I captains, they can have someone like a Yusuf Pathan or Rohit Sharma or Pragyan Ojha (fair, that's a long shot) as a T20I captain.
 

Shri

Cricket Web: All-Time Legend
Kohli should not be playing T20Is at all. He should be conserved for Tests, and efforts should be made to ensure he doesn't suffer a slump in whites. Let Rohit Sharma and Raina stick to T20Is, as neither have a chance of cementing their places in the Test side. Taking a cue out of these specialist T20I captains, they can have someone like a Yusuf Pathan or Rohit Sharma or Pragyan Ojha (fair, that's a long shot) as a T20I captain.
lol.
 

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