Prasanna talks about to make Virat Kohli captain in all three formats
Prasanna has advocated making Virat Kohli the captain of the Indian cricket team in all three formats. The BCCI has announced that MS Dhoni will remain the captain of the Indian team till the T20 World Cup.
“I think the time has come to make Kohli captain in all three formats. Dhoni is 33-34 now and there has to be a change in captaincy at some point so why not now? He can keep playing as a player. Ultimately, it is Dhoni who will take the call. If you ask me, let him keep the wickets and give Kohli the charge right away. It is in the team’s interest,” Prasanna said.
“Some of the selection choices have been baffling to be honest. Dropping your number one bowler (R Ashwin) in the last two games was beyond logic. If he was around in the third ODI (at Melbourne), India could have built more pressure with Jadeja bowling well from the other end. Instead, Dhoni took Jadeja off the attack soon after he removed Steve Smith. It was surely questionable,” said the 75-year-old, who took 189 wickets in 49 Tests for India.
India have lost the ODI Series against Australia and are 0-4 down. MS Dhoni performance in the past few series has been disappointing. “Manish hardly got time to prove himself and then you picked Gurkeerat and Rishi, both pretty mediocre players. If you look at the bench strength, it is nowhere near international standards. If you drop Ashwin and put players like Rishi, you are not expected to win.