on why relieving dhoni from t20 captaincy is a good idea...

shared by straight point on Friday, May 21, 2010

being captain of team india is an enviable position which places you almost at par with the first citizen of india at least in the fans eyes...

though dhoni has handled himself as well as team india very well but always being under consistent scrutiny of intrusive, 'breaking-news' obsessive media and the expectations to win every time india plays... does has its own pressures and cracks have started to become visible...

dhoni is arguably the busiest international player... he plays non stop cricket and feature in almost every match india plays irrespective of the format... he is our best one-day batsman... he is our keeper and he is our captain... playing non stop cricket is not only physically draining but it can numb the thinking process of even the best in business...specially when the player in question dons so many hats...

so it is hardly surprising that he and his captaincy has started to appear stale and jaded... now he appears to be just going through the motions and seems to have left the captaincy to an auto-pilot mode... the midas touch has evaporated in thin air... the flexibility he was known for has been replaced by fixed almost stubborn decision making process irrespective of conditions and situations...  the desire to win has been replaced by desire to not lose...

its high time dhoni is given break from the t20 captaincy and keeping... the move will not only give him much needed breathing space but it will also give him time to think a fresh to bring his mojo back...

dhoni is the most valuable asset of team india who brings so much to the plate... he is too precious to be left to lose to the fatigue factor... so under the circumstances relieving him from t20 captaincy and keeping will not be an earth shattering idea...

4 comments:

Rishabh said...

I don't mind relieving Dhoni of the T20 captaincy, it owuld do him a world of good. He should continue the keeping though, I don't think another keeper (like Karthik) would fit it with the side. There's also the question of who would be captain - Gambhir isn't as good, neither is Sehwag, we'll see how Raina does in Zimbabwe.

straight point said...

rishabh...

there is certain kohli in the wing which to me is a future captain in making if he keeps his head...

the way he defended that small total in u19 wc finals against sa and made that team oozing with confidence and aggression was treat to watch...

Soulberry said...

Not sure leaders like it that way. I think Dhoni made sure some chaps were prodded, even if it was after ythe deed was done.

straight point said...

its not about how he as leader likes it... its about how better we can utilise him keeping burn-out and fatigue issues at bay...

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