Monday, 22 June 2015 - 10:48
Dhoni dismisses calls to give up captaincy
MS Dhoni has hit back at his critics, saying the captaincy was a responsibility he was given and not something he craved or clung to.
In the aftermath of India's successive ODI defeats and subsequent series loss to Bangladesh, Dhoni said he would love to give up the captaincy if that guaranteed a change of fortunes for India.
It was interesting that Dhoni said he would love to step aside as captain and play just as a player. For as a pure batsman, Dhoni has not been in great form. His last match-winning performance with the bat came in July 2013, when he won India a triangular-series final in the West Indies.
Until that match, he used to win a Man-of-the-Match award once every 13 games. He is currently 38 matches without a match-winning innings.