MS Dhoni was praised and admired by his teammates and the opposition players. In fact, Dhoni’s humility and a great sense of gratitude set him apart from most other players in competitive cricket.
There is a subtle difference between a ‘captain’ and a ‘leader’ in sport. Even today, many recognize MS Dhoni as the ‘true leader’. When Team India wins a match, Dhoni credits his teammates for success.
The former Indian skipper has often said collective team effort produces better results. However, when the team surrenders at the hands of the opposition, Dhoni takes the responsibility.
It is hard to see such kind of leaders in today’s generation. When the team loses, Dhoni is always right in front taking all the blame upon himself. This is the sign of a true leader and that’s why many admire him so much.
Under MS Dhoni’s captaincy, India won three major ICC trophies – ICC T20 World Cup 2007, ICC ODI World Cup 2011 and ICC Champions Trophy 2013. MS Dhoni retired from international cricket in late August 15, 2020. Since 2013, Team India are yet to win a major trophy.
Virat Kohli yet to win a major trophy as captain
When Virat Kohli took on the mantle of captaincy, there were some good signs initially. However, there was no end result at all. The Indian skipper who is captaining across formats is yet to win a major trophy to prove himself worthy.
Under Kohli’s captaincy, the Men in Blue reached the finals of ICC Champions Trophy 2017. Sadly, they lost to Pakistan in the peak clash. Then again, the Men in Blue came storming through in the ICC World Cup 2019.
The reached the semi-finals of the elite tournament. However, New Zealand broke billions of Indian fans’ hearts by knocking Virat Kohli & Co out of the tournament. Team India already suffered painful defeats.
They once again lost to New Zealand, this time in the ICC World Test Championship Final. Kiwis beat India by 8 wickets to become the champions of Test cricket at The Rose Bowl in Southampton.
Suggestions of sacking Virat Kohli as captain go viral on social media
Meanwhile, social media is flooded with comments and tweets suggesting that Virat Kohli should step down as captain. Several fans were of the opinion that Kohli is not the right man to steer India in the right direction.
On the other hand, the majority of the fans want BCCI to appoint Rohit Sharma as the captain. Rohit has lead Team India during Kohli’s absence and won Asia Cup 2018 and Nidahas Trophy 2018. Rohit has also won 5 titles as Mumbai Indians captain.