Dhoni should perform for Test captaincy: Ganguly

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Published: Wednesday, February 29, 2012, 13:50 [IST]
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Dhoni should perform in Tests: Ganguly

New Delhi, Feb 29: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly feels India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni should perform better if he has to retain his Test captaincy. India suffered eight Test losses in England and Australia and Ganguly said its time for changes in team.

"If Dhoni has to be captain of the Test team, he has to perform better. Look at his performance. He will not be picked for a Test team," Ganguly told a news channel.

"India has lost too many Tests overseas, eight in a row. Is that not a sign enough for making changes?" he added.

However, Ganguly feels Virender Sehwag is the right man to lead the Test side. "Sehwag is a great Test cricketer and a certainty in Tests. See his record as a Test captain. Before Adelaide, he won all that he led. I don't see Sehwag being dropped from Test matches.

"If India has to move forward, selectors have to identify players for different formats of the game."

But former India captain Kapil Dev disagreed with Ganguly's opinion and said: "Dhoni has been one of the best captains in recent times and has achieved quite a bit as captain. He has been able to motivate the team which has won laurels."

"Despite being a brilliant player, Sehwag has not given me an impression of being a motivator. It will be wrong to change Dhoni at this stage."

Kapil feels it is wrong to put all the blame on Dhoni for India's dismal performance.

"Cricket has changed. What about the top players who failed to perform? Nobody is talking about their failures. It's wrong to blame the captain," he said.


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