'Mahendra Singh Dhoni Troubled by Captaincy in All Formats'

Former Australian captains Allan Border, Steve Waugh and Ricky Ponting feel it is time India started grooming Virat Kohli as captain and ease the pressure on Mahendra Singh Dhoni who continues to lead the country in all three formats, seven years after taking over the top job.

updated: October 18, 2014 18:50 IST
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New Delhi: Former Australian World Cup winning captains Allan Border, Steve Waugh and Ricky Ponting are of the opinion that leading India in all three formats of the game is troubling Mahendra Singh Dhoni, especially in Tests, and Virat Kohlimust be groomed to take over the Test captaincy.

"Probably it is because he plays a lot, ranging all the three forms of cricket. He is a highly competitive guy and handles the pressures in One-Day Internationals (ODI) and Twenty20 Internationals really nicely. But the Tests are a different ball game," Waugh said on Saturday.

"In the five-day game, Dhoni looks jaded and worn out. Seriously, for Tests, India should start grooming Kohli and other guys to take over from him," added Waugh, who led the Australian cricket team to the 1999 World Cup title in England. ('Great to Bowl With MS Dhoni Keeping Wickets')

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