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Is it is the time for MS Dhoni to Pass the Baton to Virat Kohli?

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If you will ask who the best captain of Indian cricket team is, many will answer Mahendra Singh Dhoni.  However, like every great player, Captain Cool has to go through the period of acceptance and adulation to start seeing his juniors as the right people to take the charge.

After winning all ICC trophies and being the only captain in the world to do so, Dhoni has already immortalized his image in the cricketing world and no one can ever take the place world’s best finisher. However, many think, it’s the right time for Dhoni to create the space for Virat Kohli to take also the charge of India’s ODI captaincy and guide the youth brigade to ICC world cup – 2019.

We all know how Dhoni announced retirement in the middle of Australia-India test series and many speculated it to be the high pressure on Dhoni to stepping down as captain and playing under Virat Kohli.

Dhoni has reached on such a big height that his biopic is entertaining film fans around the world and has become 2nd biggest film of 2016 in India in terms of financial success.

However, there’s a flip side to every sportsman’s story. No matter how great you are, no one can run from age. It’s the factor that breaks many hearts and forced many greats to announce retirement despite their substantial for cricket love.

Even Sachin Tendulkar had to retire after feeling the age factor. It’s time for captain cool to rethink about his presence in the team. Many sportsmen think it’s like a death for any active sports player to think retirement at the center stage of his career. It’s like a death, but always remember, death comes to all. No one has ever cheated on death and no one will ever be.

Age might have dimmed Dhoni’s flexes, but he’s still a great asset to India’s ODI and T-20 side, and no one can deny it. There’s still no wicket-keeper and middle-order batsman like him.  Dhoni is 35 and only time will tell if he could handle the peer pressure of retiring from the cricketing world, or he will lead him men in blue brigade to 2019 world victory.

 

Article By: Davinder

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23 Oct, 2016 – 02:00pm

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