SPLIT CAPTAINCY DOESN’T WORK IN INDIA: DHONI
PUNE: Mahendra Singh Dhoni may have owed his appointment as India skipper for the victorious 2007 World Twenty20 campaign to the national selectors’ unconventional approach.
However, India’s most successful skipper across all formats declared on Friday that split captaincy does not work for India. Dhoni’s comments came at his first news conference since he stepped down as India’s limitedovers captain on January 4.
“Split captaincy doesn’t work in India. It was the right time for me to move on. The Indian team under Virat Kohli will be the most successful team ever,” he said, two days ahead of his younger teammate’sfirstassignmentafterbeing handed the reins in all formats.
India’s first ODI against England will be played on Sunday. Dhoni, who led India to record victoriesinTests(Tests(27),ODIs
(110) and Twenty20 internationalsionals (41), abruptlyly retired as Test skipperkipper in