Thursday, January 10, 2013

Dhoni in no feel to step down as captain

Rajkot-India skipper M. S. Dhoni on Thursday said stepping down from the ODI captaincy was great he has not thought about and gone it to the selectors to take the call.

On the eve of the first ODI match against England, when asked whether he had consideration about stepping down as captain from all of the versions, Dhoni said- Never...In team sport, it is main that everyone keeps believing in themselves and understands their responsibility.

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Dhoni said it was for the selectors to choose his future as captain. We have to wait and watch but that's something that is not in my mind before the start of a main series. I can't think about that. It is very important to stay focused on this series, he said.

With star starter Virender Sehwag dropped from the ODI squad, there were calls for Dhoni removal as captain following the team's Test series defeat to England before Christmas and ODI series loss at the hands of Pakistan.

Dhoni, however, remains unfazed. He was India's best player in the Pakistan series, with scores of 113 not out, 54 not out and 36 in the 1-2 defeat.

We play the longer format, shorter format and T20match, they are different challenges in total, he said. But in India at the top level you are likely to stand up to these challenges. Dhoni also hinted that Sehwag replacement in the squad, Cheteshwar Pujara, was unlikely to play on Friday.

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