Virat Kohli or MS Dhoni? The reason why India shouldn’t hurry the decision on captaincy


Ravi Shastri created a furor in the media on Tuesday when he said that Virat Kohli ought to lead India in each of the three configurations. He was not the only one. He reverberated the considerations of Sourav Ganguly, who had additionally sponsored Kohli to assume control as restricted overs captain, a month ago. Their remarks have brought up the issue, in the media in any event, without bounds of MS Dhoni, who will lead the Indian group in the ODI arrangement in Zimbabwe this month.                      

Shastri, whose residency as group executive finished after the 2016 WT20, said, ""India will barely play any one-day cricket in the following year and a half and the crevices amongst Tests and ODIs are gigantic. In this way, here's your opportunity to look ahead and see what you can do with an Indian side, all cycle three years down the line."

Shastri has a point. As indicated by the ICC FTP, after the ODIs against Zimbabwe, India won't play restricted overs cricket again till the end of October. In the meantime, India are prone to play four tests in the West Indies, have a lone test against Bangladesh, and afterward three tests against New Zealand. Virat Kohli will be responsible for Team India amid this time. After the tests against New Zealand, there is prone to be a five match ODI arrangement against the same resistance, in which Dhoni will make a return after more than three and a half months.

The fate of Indian cricket is in no impending threat; a beneficiary is in holding up, and there is time and opportunity enough for conformity. That being the situation, there is little ground for supplanting Dhoni as commander, on the grounds that Kohli is 'prepared'.

Dhoni ought to, structure allowing, lead India into the Champions Trophy. When it closes, Dhoni will be 19 days shy of his 36th birthday, and after that this inquiry of the new lord can be raised once more. Till then, long experience the ruler.