Mahendra Singh Dhoni will lead India till World Twenty20, says Sandeep Patil

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Soon after retaining Mahendra Singh Dhoni as India
captain till the World Twenty20, chief selector Sandeep
Patil said the Board of Control for Cricket in India
wanted to end speculations and “send a signal” to
players as to who would be their leader in the mega-
event from March 8 to April 3.

Patil spoke after the selectors named India’s One-day
and Twenty20 squads for the upcoming Australia tour.

“We named Mahendra Singh Dhoni as the captain as we
wanted to end the speculations in the media. Not only
media but players in general should know who will be
their leader,” Patil said after the selection committee
meeting.

Giving the impression that Dhoni is still the man in
charge of the limited overs team, Patil said the
“decision to pick the teams were taken in consultation
with the captain and we support that”.

Asked further about the future of Dhoni, Anurag Thakur
said,

“BCCI doesn’t discuss players’ future. Selectors
do that with players. He is the most successful Indian
captain. He has won two World Cups for India, taken
India to No 1 Test rankings. It is only fair that we name
him captain till World T20.”

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