Virender Sehwag wants MS Dhoni to be the captain of the Indian One Day International team till the next World Cup.
Sehwag believes if Dhoni leaves the captaincy right now and decides to retire from the game; it would create a difficult situation for India as he is the only experienced player in the side.
Also, according to Sehwag, India does not seem to have anybody other than Dhoni at the moment to control the lower middle order and to bat with the tail if the wickets fall early at the top. So, for him to continue to be in the mix is very, very important.
Sehwag was the guest on a special talk show on a Hindi news channel this weekend.
When asked for his opinion on the current situation of Indian Cricket especially in limited-over format and also, on Dhoni’s performances, the dashing opener who himself called it quits from international Cricket last month, said, “We have not had a finisher like MS ever in India. He has been the best in that role, but, at different stages of your career, you have to take up different roles and I would advise him to consider moving up the order a little bit now. If he comes at 4, he will get more deliveries to play and he can win games from India on his own.”
“This is certainly not the time for him to walk away. It would of course be his personal decision when to retire, but, I believe if the team remains in his guidance for another few years, maybe till the next World, it would be good.”
Sehwag also denied that he and Dhoni did not share a good rapport while playing together.
“It’s all rubbish. We always gelled well.” Sehwag summed up.