Chennai: Considering Indian Test skipper Virat Kohli's sensational form across formats in 2016, former Indian cricketer Aakash Chopra reckons Kohli should be handed over the captaincy in limited-overs cricket as well.
The former Delhi batsman also said that Mahendra Singh Dhoni could play under Kohli, if the selectors do not feel that the former can continue till the 2019 cricket World Cup.
“Yes, Dhoni can surely play under Kohli in ODI,” Chopra said during commentary of the India’s ongoing fifth and final Test against England at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium here.
At the same time, Chopra said that the national selectors must take a call after the 2017 Champions Trophy on Dhoni’s future, so that Kohli can get atleast two years in such a scenario.
“But that’s a call selectors need to take post the Champions trophy in 2017. If they don’t view Dhoni as a captain in 2019, it’s only fair to give Kohli two years before the event,” he added.
Notably, Dhoni has led India to two World Cup victories (World T20 in 2007 and 50-over World Cup in 2011) and the Champions Trophy crown in 2013 besides guiding the side to No.1 in the International Cricket Council (ICC) Test Rankings in December 2009.