Harsha Bhogle feels there will not be another captain who will leave a legacy like MS Dhoni. The cricket expert thinks this is a ‘selfless move’ by Dhoni, who must have thought that this is the right time for Virat Kohli to take over, and is typical of a man who prefers not to hog the limelight.
As MS Dhoni shocked his fans by stepping down as the limited-overs captain, Harsha Bhogle took to Twitter to applaud and analyze this decision. Harsha feels that this Indian team has slowly turned into Kohli’s team over the past one year, and that with the Champions Trophy coming up, it is the right time for Dhoni to move aside.
Harsha looked back at Dhoni's career, and how he has won nearly everything there is to win in the sport and saw a man who never hogged the limelight, even after guiding his team to a win at the World Cup in 2011. This move is reminiscent of the way he quietly ended his Test career – without any pomp or ceremony. Here is what Harsha Bhogle has tweeted:
Time to stand up and applaud a magnificent servant, and indeed leader, of Indian cricket. #Dhoni— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) January 4, 2017
Clearly Dhoni thinks the moment has come. Thought he would quit after the Champions Trophy, but this is a selfless move.— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) January 4, 2017
World T20, World Cup, Champions Trophy, Test No 1, IPL titles, Champions League titles. Everything in the game. #Dhoni— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) January 4, 2017
Many memories, many emotions. But typical of a man who never hogged the limelight; even as captain of a World Cup winning team.— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) January 4, 2017
Trying to think like #Dhoni. Kohli most likely 2019 World Cup captain, so best that he leads in the Champions Trophy so best he starts now.— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) January 4, 2017
Good thing about this decision is that there is still no competition for Dhoni.Would be keen to know who he consulted though! Suspect nobody— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) January 4, 2017
All things considered though, Dhoni has taken the right decision. Over the last year, this had become Kohli's team.— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) January 4, 2017
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