Former India captain MS Dhoni has backed current Indian skipper Virat Kohli over the latter’s views on cramped scheduling. Dhoni feels the team needs time to get accustomed to conditions like South Africa.
“It is absolutely right, because we play so much cricket that we do not get much preparation time when we go overseas to play. But as an international cricketer, this is also a challenge,” Dhoni was quoted as saying in PTI report.
“It takes some time to get used to, but if you see this team, there are many cricketers who have played overseas and it helps a lot. If they get six to eight or 10 days, it is good, but whatever time they get, I think they will do well,” he went on to add.
Dhoni was the chief guest at the finals of Chinar Cricket Premier League, organised by Srinagar-based Chinar Corps of the Army, and was speaking to reporters there.
“This time when the team leaves for South Africa, they will only get some time to prepare before playing the matches. The ODI team after that will also want to try to get seven to eight days because the conditions are different there, there is more bounce,” Dhoni further stated.
--By A Cricket Correspondent