Recently the former Aussie Captain, Ian Chappell made a firm statement about the Indian skipper, MS Dhoni. He went on to state that MS Dhoni is not good enough to be India’s captain anymore. He even suggested the Indian Board to hand over the captaincy to Virat Kohli.
Chappell said to PTI that he thinks that Dhoni should give up his captaincy and it might be the right time for Kohli to come in as Indian Captain. He also pointed about the fact that Dhoni is not a test captain and he is only good in shorter versions of the game.
He even went on to say that Indian selectors are not brave enough to take firm decisions as Australian selectors. He even said sarcastically that he did not find the fighting spirit in Dhoni for quite sometime in tests. Also according to Chappell, Dhoni did nothing to inspire his team.
He also said that Kohli does possess the aggressiveness required by a captain and it is the perfect age for Kohli to step up and take the big responsibility. He mentioned about the fact that at the age of 27, a player is at his peak and it is perfect time for him to Captain a side.
Chappell also feels that India did a mistake by playing Binny in the playing XI ahead of Ashwin. He said that Ashwin is a player who can bat well and also he is a great bowler. So keeping Binny ahead of him was not a wise option. Also he questioned about Jadeja’s role in the team.
Chappell also said that if India are to win the series, then they have to sort out their weaknesses and they must select the perfect XI for the second test at Lord’s.