Mr MS Dhoni, how long will you remain Captain Cool?

Is Team India captain Mehendra Singh Dhoni feeling the pressure of captaincy or simply running out of ideas?

updated: February 19, 2014 13:54 IST
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As many as 14 overseas Tests without a win would put a shade of remorse on the face of any cricket captain. Mahendra Singh Dhoni, though, has been unlike most skippers in contemporary international cricket. For far too long, his calm demeanor has defined him irrespective of worrying on or off-field events. Now, the 'composure' seems to be on the brink of coming apart. (Team India blasted for chaos in New Zealand)

The Indian team has now been without a victory away from home in 14 Tests. The tour to New Zealand was expected to come as a respite - a warm-up before the World Cup in 2015. Instead, grey strands on Dhoni's shaggy beard has only seemed to increase after a 4-0 ODI loss and a 1-0 Test defeat. Excuses have come fast. Solutions have seemingly evaporated. (After ODI's, Dhoni blasts bowlers | After Tests, Dhoni blasts batsmen)

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