Kapil Dev questions Dhoni’s decision making

New Delhi: Former Indian skipper Kapil Dev raised questions over Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s captaincy and felt that the Indian captain recent decision making indicates that he is acting biased.
Kapil lashed out at Dhoni and questioned as why he showers support players who are not able to deliver. “A captain should not only be fair but also appear to be so as well. Of late he has given reasons to raise doubts about him," Kapil said to a national daily.

"Why was RP Singh chosen to play in England? Why is Suresh Raina given such a long rope? Why was Manoj Tiwary not played at all in Australia," he added.

Kapil who captained the India Team which won the 1983 World Cup also felt that Sourav Ganguly should be made the coach of the national side as he would be the ideal for the role.

"I know Sourav Ganguly can make a good coach but the Indian players would never want him or any other Indian coach, because they feel he would interfere too much. It is a trend started by Ganguly himself," he said.

Meanwhile former Australian skipper Mark Taylor also lashed at Dhoni and said that he should be more aggressive with his approach as an ODI captain and should learn that from Sri Lankan captain Mahela Jayawerdene.

Taylor said that Dhoni's captaincy is perfectly suited for flat wickets of the sub-continent, but not for wickets that offer some assistance to the bowlers. "In India, the first act of a captain is to defend runs rather than take wickets. In Australia, it should be to take wickets and then prevent runs. "If I were Dhoni, I might just look back at this series and have a look at the way Mahela has captained the team. He has always looked for wickets and has been in the face of the Aussies," he said

With the next World Cup scheduled to be played in Australia, Taylor felt that the captain's mindset will be very important. "I don't know who will captain India in three years' time, but from this tour, it is an important lesson that should be learnt if India is to succeed," said Taylor.