My choice of captain would be me, admits Dhoni

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Published: Monday, June 4, 2012, 10:03 [IST]
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My choice for captain is me, says Dhoni

Baramulla, Jun 4: Indian skipper MS Dhoni refused to comment on the heated debate, who is going to be his successor as he said given a choice he would choose himself to lead the side.

Talking to reporters from Baramulla which is located 55 kms from Srinagar during a visit to the forward area of Line of Control (LoC) said, he would not like to name any player in particular who would be his successor, as it was not in his hands to decide upon the next skipper.

"It is not my choice ... my choice would be me.," Dhoni told reporters here at a place which is 55 kms from Srinagar.

"As far as the contenders as concerned there are many... we have Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir and Virat Kohli," he added.

Virender Sehwag was the vice captain of the Indian team for a long time before Gautam Gambhir was handed over the role of a vice captain. Sehwag was made the captain of the Indian team in the absence of Dhoni as the regular skipper was rested for the ODI series against West Indies last year.

However, Gambhir was sacked from vice-captaincy ahead of the Asia Cup in Bangladesh earlier this year, as young Virat Kohli was appointed as vice captain following his impressive stint Down Under.

With the debate on who is going to be Dhoni's successor creating waves, it remains to be seen if BCCI are really looking forward for the right candidate or continue with the most successful captain India has ever produced.


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