Mahendra Singh Dhoni had ‘wonderful’ career, Virat Kohli in right proviso to take over, says R Ashwin

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Chennai: India’s ace bowler Ravichandran Ashwin on Friday hailed MS Dhoni as an shining personality and pronounced a lot of care lessons can be learnt from him.

He also pronounced Virat Kohli, who will now captain a Indian group in all formats, is no reduction a actor and in a right proviso to take over.

File print of Ashwin (L) and Dhoni. Reuters File print of Ashwin (L) and Dhoni. Reuters

File print of Ashwin (L) and Dhoni. Reuters

“I consider he (Dhoni) is going to be accessible as a player, his career was smashing and illustrious. As a captain there are lot of care lessons from Dhoni for even large leaders out there,” he told reporters in Chennai.

Answering a question, he said, “If we ask if anyone could compare or broach his (Dhoni) turn of achievement, it is going to be a herculean task, definietly it is not going to be easy.”

Asked how did he see peforming as a bowler with Kohli as captain, he pronounced he was looking brazen to it. “It is going to be an sparkling phase, it’s all about operative out togther tough and contrast times… he is someone who looks out for suggestions,” a benefaction top-ranked Test bowler said, adding Kohli developed diversion skeleton ahead.

“It is a wrong doubt to ask if someone will come to go brazen (after Dhoni). Somebody will come. Virat Kohli is no less, if we demeanour during his final one year’s Test performances. He is in a right proviso to take over. Only looking during it, we am sure, MS has suspicion to pass a rod on (to Kohli),” he said.

Again, in a doubt associated to Dhoni’s preference to quit as captain of limited-overs formats, Ashwin said, “It is an particular decision. we do not know if there is any use we am articulate about it. It is a veteran world, we can't give any suggestions.”

He said, “I consider we are removing into an romantic battle, it is an particular call, we think, we have to honour it (Dhoni’s decision), it is my approach of display honour to him.”

On a destiny in perspective of Dhoni stepping down, he removed how Sourav Ganguly, in early 2000s, had ushered in an epoch of a “fighting spirit” during that proviso Dhoni began to rise.

“After Ganguly, it was also felt no one else like him could come up, and these are healthy and emotional, generally India is an romantic country, it is firm to occur when we have shining people withdrawal a game,” he said.

Ashwin, who was recently awarded a ICC’s Player of a Year, also suggested his skeleton for a year and his opening in 2016.

“In 2016, we wanted to be a many profitable actor in a team, make certain that we was wilful that group wins and that was a usually idea we had.”

On strategies for a new year in his domestic and unfamiliar tours including South Africa and Sri Lanka, he pronounced in Sri Lanka he could “bowl a same approach as we did a final time, we won male of a array awards there (Sri Lanka). In South Africa we have a enterprise that we have to do good there, they are a really good team, a conditions will be difficult.”

First Published On : Jan 6, 2017 22:44 IST