Former Indian cricket team captain MS Dhoni has revealed that why he stepped down from captaincy in One-Day Internationals and Twenty20s. In a motivational event conducted at Ranchi by Central Industrial Security Force, Dhoni said he left captaincy in limited overs cricket to give Virat Kohli enough time to prepare for 2019 cricket world cup.
2011 ICC World Cup Winning team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni quit from captaincy post in January 2017 and handed over it to Virat Kohli.
“I resigned from limited overs captaincy because I wanted the new captain to get enough time for preparing a team before the 2019 ICC World Cup,” Dhoni said.
37-year old wicket-keeper batsman Dhoni probably will be playing his last world cup in England next year. Hence he took decision of resigning from captaincy post to give Kohli enough time to build strong team for cricket’s mega show.
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“Selecting a strong team without giving the new captain appropriate time isn’t possible. I believe that I left captaincy at the right time,” MSD added.
MS Dhoni quit captaincy from test cricket in December 2014 to concentrate on ODIs and T20Is.
The ICC World Cup 2019 is due to take place in England and Wales from 30th May to 14th July across 11 venues.