Virat May Take Over As Indian ODI Captain Against SA in October

Virat Kohli may take over as the Indian ODI captain from MS Dhoni beginning from the series against South Africa.

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Virat Kohli raises his bat after scoring a century against Bangladesh in the Asia Cup in 2014. (Photo: Reuters)

The Indian Test captain Virat Kohli may take over as the ODI captain from MS Dhoni in the upcoming series against South Africa which begins on October 2. It is a marathon series consisting of three T20s, five ODIs and four Tests.

Reports have suggested that the selectors are wary about the different captaincy styles of Virat and Dhoni affecting the team in the long run. Therefore, they have been discussing handing over the ODI captaincy to Kohli for a long time now. It is unclear whether Dhoni is aware about the selectors’ plans.

(Photo: Reuters)
(Photo: Reuters)

Even in the previous selection meeting there were talks about Virat being named captain for all formats. But it is also worth keeping in mind that Dhoni is the most successful India captain ever and Virat is just finding his feet as far as captaincy goes. With India set to play mainly at home next year, it will only be an advantage for Virat to take over the reins now rather than in an away series.
— A source said according to a report by the New Indian Express

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