It depends on Virat Kohli on how he uses Dhoni's advice, says Kapil Dev

Wed, May 17, 2017 06:30 pm Posted: Saurabh Sharma
It depends on Virat Kohli on how he uses Dhoni's advice, says Kapil Dev
Mumbai, May 17 (CRICKETNMORE) India's first World Cup-winning skipper Kapil Dev on Wednesday said it all depends on current captain Virat Kohli to use and utilise his predecessor Mahendra Singh Dhoni's sharp cricketing acumen when the 28-year-old leads India for the first time in a global event -- the ICC Champions Trophy -- starting June 1 in England.

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Earlier this year, Kohli took over as the full-time skipper after Dhoni had surprisingly announced he was stepping down ahead of the three-match One-day International (ODI) series against England.

Despite India winning the series 2-1 in January, Kohli did not have any more matches to prove his leadership credentials in the 50-over format as the team was engaged in a four-match gruelling Test rubber against Australia before the Indian Premier League (IPL) set in.

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As India head to England to defend their Champions Trophy crown with Kohli at the helm, Kapil feels it is up to the Delhi batsman to get the best out of Dhoni, who led the men-in-blue to the title four years ago in the same country.

"It all depends on Kohli on how he wants to use his former captain's experience. I don't think Dhoni will be the one who will keep on jumping and keep on advising Kohli. It's upto Kohli to get the best out of Dhoni and take his advice whenever its required," Kapil said in an interaction arranged by event broadcasters Star Sports and digital platform Hotstar here.

Hailing Dhoni as an all-rounder in the true sense, Kapil who led underdogs India to an unforgettable World Cup triumph in 1983, said it is not only the bowling or batting skills that makes a cricketer an all-round option for a team.


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