INDIAN CRICKET POST DHONI’S RETIREMENT
Breaking a million hearts , the captain cool gave up captaincy . Surely every Indian wished to see him as the captain till he retired from international cricket. However one has to respect the decision of the man who brought so much to Indian cricket. Seeing this it is evident that he is close to his retirement as well. So what is there for India post MSD LET’S forecast.
YOUNG INDIAN TEAM ALL TOGETHER
With Dhoni’s retirement the Indian team will now open doors for new and young players. Considering, dhoni being the eldest of all in the current team Indian team will get a complete makeover with not many players to have played 50 international matches. Also , the experience level of the team would be less with only kohli, ashwin, rohit and rahane as players to have played significant no. Of matches.
SEARCH FOR A WICKET KEEPER BATSMAN
Right from the start of his career dhoni was known for his destructive batting . Over the years he has held the crucial no. 5 possition to provide depth to batting. Not only this his lightning fast stumping and excellent wicket keeping has been the talk every time. Now on his retirement India will have to search for a wicketkeeper batsman to take his place. The choice will have to withstand it’s position , giving an all round performance in both the jobs. He will have to be as destructive and smart simultaneously. Looking at this there are various players like Rishabh pant and Kedar jhadhav suitable for the place in squad.
A STABLE CAPTAIN AND A STABLE TEAM.
Dhoni was not known to make changes in the squad frequently. He used to study the conditions well and then select playing eleven . With kohli as his successor, he would have to maintain that as it helps players to have confidence in themselves and it maintains a certain firmness in the team. Kohli is known for his aggressive and charged nature . Therefore he will have to use it constructively and try to be a more sensible captain than before. Sledging the opponents is good but playing mind games as dhoni does is better.
WINNING INTERNATIONAL CRICKETING EVENTS
Kohli has not yet been tested in international events yet . Whereas captain cool has won all of them . It is going to be interesting to see how kohli takes on pressure matches in these events. Dhoni used to be clam and composed in every situation and it proved to be a recipe for trophies. Now with Virat as captain he will to justify the Indians to lead the best team in the world.
KOHLI’S PERFORMANCE AS A BATSMAN.
Gradually after dhoni took over the captaincy his focus was more on winning matches for India. He even emerged as world’s best finisher however he never batted up the order. Whenever he got the chance he proved his batting ability but gave others more chances. Now kohli undoubtedly the best batsman in the team , his performance really matters a lot. However with captaincy he may be burdened with pressure where might see a dip in his batting. No doubt he may prove everyone wrong but we must consider this case. In recent test matches he did exceptionally well both as captain and batsman. However the long term impact of this is yet to be seen.