Greg Chappell, speaking in Kolkata on Wednesday (February 27) evening at the annual Tiger Pataudi Lecture, backed MS Dhoni to continue as India's captain in all formats of the game, while saying that he was excited about Indian cricket but the future of Test match cricket was bleak.
Chappell, who coached the Indian team between 2005 and 2007, said, "I think the future of Indian cricket is very strong. I am excited to think where Indian cricket can go and lead the game."
Chappell, whose lecture was titled 'Can India be the Brazil of Cricket?', lavished praise on Dhoni, whose 224 in the Chennai Test against Australia earlier this week Chappell called "the best I have seen him play in a Test match".