Sourav Ganguly, former Indian Team captain said that MS Dhoni deserves more respect. Adding to that he said that MS has a terrific record both as an ODI skipper and batsmen and he has to be given all the time in the world to take a decision. Following India’s defeat against Bangladesh in the second ODI last night, Dhoni had said that he can give up his captaincy if it brings good days to the Indian cricket.
Ganguly also told to a TV channel here that one should not take Dhoni’s words seriously as they were a result of frustration caused due to the criticism of India’s series loss against Bangladesh. Everybody needs to sit and think calmly about this issue. He has a terrific record as an ODI captain.Give respect to him.
When asked him if he thinks Dhoni should continue as captain till 2016 World Twenty20, which is being hosted by India, Ganguly said, “It’s not an individual decision. Let’s be patient.
Such a big decision can’t be taken overnight. Whoever has to take this decision, has to keep the long-term aspect in mind such as the BCCI President, the Secretary General and the other office bearers who need to think calmly about it and make a decision. He should be given all the time in the world to decide whether he wants to continue as the captain and has the power to lift the side or no.”
Sourav Ganguly was recently made a member of BCCI advisory board along with Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman and when asked if he could make any suggestion to the board regarding this issue, he said, “I am not sure if it is the job of the advisory committee “.
Ganguly also said that fatigue is not a big issue as all the teams have a jam packed schedule and others teams have faired pretty well despite this.
Sourav Ganguly,who is considered as one of the best captains of Indian cricket team had also faced a similar situation where in he was criticized for his form and asked to step down from captaincy by the then newly appointed coach Greg Chappell, who wanted to make the then vice-captain Rahul Dravid as the captain of Indian Cricket Team. This later resulted in the omission of Sourav Ganguly from the team.