Dhoni knows what is good for Indian cricket : Kiran More

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Dhoni knows what is good for Indian cricket : Kiran More

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SportsCafe Desk

01/14/2017

Former India player Kiran More has praised MS Dhoni's decision to pass the captaincy baton to Virat Kohli, stating that it is the right decision and that Dhoni knew what is good for Indian cricket. More also said that the India finally had a great bowling attack to match the best in the world.

"Terrific decision by (MS Dhoni). And that's what Dhoni is, he gives surprises and he knows what is good for Indian cricket. He is a man who takes his call and takes a right call. This is a fantastic decision," More said in an interview with PTI.

"He looks at a situation where the team should be looking forward and he reads the situation so well and thinks about the way forward and that is what he has done as a captain. Under his leadership, so many players were created."

Dhoni, who stepped down as the captain just a couple of days before the team for the ODI and T20 series against England was to be announced, said yesterday that the multiple captain system does not work for India. More echoed the same views stating that the country should have just one captain that the players can rally behind.

"Virat (Kohli) is doing very well. He is already captain of Test team and Champions trophy is coming, also there is the next World cup, so it is important to have a leader who's leading in all formats, it makes lot of difference," More said.

When asked about whether the Indian batsman would be able to recreate this form abroad, More said that the recent success was due to the performance of the bowlers rather than the batsmen.

"We never had issue with batting, we had issue regarding bowling. So when our bowling department is stronger, we always win matches internationally," More said.

"We have quality bowling line up now with Shami, Umesh and Bhuvi, they are the three and Ishant is also an outstanding fast bowlers, plus we have two brilliant bowlers, I can say allrounders, Jadeja and Ashwin. We have great combination, batting. I will never worry about it." 

"Important is the replacements, if something happens to these fast bowlers, we need to find their replacement, who can take 5-10 wickets in a match, these are the areas we need to find out more bowlers domestically who can do well in international affairs," he said, reported PTI.

In his heyday, More was one of the best wicket-keepers in the world and he said he was in awe of youngster Rishabh Pant.

"He is a fantastic cricketer, he is going to be a star cricketer in coming years. He is a great talent and he has got an opportunity to play for India now. He should grab it with both hands and it's a learning process for Rishab Pant. And looking at the future of Indian cricket, its a great move by selectors," More concluded.

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