Former Indian captain Sunil Gavaskar has said that Dhoni still had three more years of Test Cricket in him, however, he was not at all surprised with Dhoni’s decision to quit Test Cricket and also expressed that Dhoni somewhere down the line knew that Virat Kohli was ready to lead India in Tests.
“Dhoni knew Virat Kohli was ready to step in and therefore his decision is not surprising.” Kohli had led India in the first Test at Adelaide and will now be the official captain in the fourth, starting in Sydney on January 6.
“The burden on him grew over the last two-three days in Melbourne. Had India won at MCG, Dhoni would have been in a better frame of mind to resign after the Sydney Test,” said Gavaskar, adding Dhoni was a “supremely content person”.
Seeing the fact that India’s performance in the last four years in overseas has been pathetic, it would be a very huge responsibility on Kohli’s shoulders to lead this side well and take them to the top of the rankings. India have already lost the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, but with one more Test to go at Sydney, Kohli has the opportunity to start the resurrection process straightaway.
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