Split captaincy not ideal for India: Rhodes
Mumbai: Former South Africa cricketer Jonty Rhodes believes that the split captaincy formula, being practiced by England and South Africa, is not ideal for India.
"You just cannot make anyone captain because someone else is not able to do the job. To be a captain you need to have leadership skills. If (India captain Mahendra Singh) Dhoni wants rest, India can surely appoint someone else," Rhodes told reporters.
"They have cricketers like Virat Kohli and Gautam Gambhir, who have done a good job leading the Kolkata Knight Riders and can step into his (Dhoni`s) shoes," he added.
Rhodes, best known for his electric fielding at backward point, made it clear that his country and England have been forced to appoint different captains for different formats.
"Graeme Smith has stepped down from limited overs captaincy. A B De Villiers broke his finger, so Hashim Amla had to step in. Smith still feels he can play a true role in Test captaincy. Possibly De Villiers is going to be the next captain in Tests.”
"England have three captains for three different formats. With the amount of cricket being played these days, different skill levels are required for different formats.”
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