Dhoni plays safe on captaincy, puts ball in BCCI’s court

Mumbai : India’s limited-overs skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who has been stuttering with form in recent times, on Tuesday sidelined the captaincy debate and said it is for the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to take a final call on the same.

“I enjoy my game; captaincy decision will be taken by the BCCI. It is not up to me to decide on that,” Dhoni said ahead of his side’s departure to Zimbabwe for a three-match ODI series beginning in Harare on June 11.

Test skipper Virat Kohli’s recent record-breaking runs have sparked a debate in the country, with many suggesting that the swashbuckling player should succeed Dhoni as the skipper in all formats of the game.

Recently, former Indian team director Ravi Shastri had also insisted that Dhoni should play under Kohli in all the three-formats for the team’s benefit.

He added that it was right time for Dhoni to enjoy the game and contribute massively as a player.

Dhoni had stepped down from the post of India’s Test skipper in December 2014 after leading his side to a record 27 victories.

He was succeeded by Kohli from the New Year’s Test against Australia in Sydney in January last year.(ANI)